Plastic wates are a threat to our environment, but two Delhiites came together and started a scrap management company that aims to promote the collection and recycling of plastics.
Founded by Dinesh Parikh and Sachin Sharma, GEM Enviro Management Pvt Ltd is one of the few Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO) registered with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). They learnt about the country’s unorganised sector of waste management. They saw how companies that discarded polyethene terephthalate (PET) items had very little knowledge about their disposal.
GEM prevents close to 500 tonnes from entering the landfill per month by processing plastic wates. GEM’s services are-pan India. The company not only collects the plastic items but also recycles them into consumer products like bags, t-shirts, furniture, soft-toys, etc. A total of 50 collection centres have been installed in 15 states.
The machines, which are only for deposition of PET bottles can collect around 500 PET bottles per day and one machine costs up to 5 lakhs. People can discard their bottles in the vending machine and earn one rupee or other freebies and discounts. this is a noble initiative by the start up to protect our environment from platic pollution and many more.