ENACTUS SGGSCC THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
Project Amanat aims to curb the harmful impact of improper waste management by enterprising the lack of incentives for ethical disposal of waste. For this, recycling banks and the Zero Waste Citizen application are implemented in urban societies to allow residents to deposit segregated waste while enabling them to accumulate and track their environmental points. Garbage cafes are also set up to facilitate the exchange of waste for complete meals. The wet waste collected is converted into manure, while the dry waste is recycled into innovative by-products. Amanat promotes a zero-waste lifestyle while streamlining the efforts of 3 different communities- the waste pickers, domestic help workers and the unwaged slum dwellers to create a circular economy model.
The growth of water hyacinth, an invasive plant species in rivers and canals poses a threat not only to biodiversity and water quality but also to the health and livelihoods of the communities residing near these water bodies. The rapidly multiplying plant doubles in a span of two weeks and challenges the ecological stability of freshwater bodies. Its dense mat harms the aquatic biodiversity by out-competing all other species growing in the vicinity and leads to a drop in phytoplankton count, decreasing oxygen levels & depleting marine life. Project Nivaran is aimed at curbing the ecological impact caused by water hyacinth by efficiently extracting and repurposing the plant into useful by-products, thereby harnessing its considerable utility.