OUR SOLUTION: SAKSHAM
While there are quite a few firms and technology start-ups that have been established in the last few years participating in the waste management business, Saksham have been playing a key role in the implementation of EPR by making the process easier for many firms.
Saksham is a digital platform that removes the complexity out of the EPR process. It brings transparency and traceability by digitizing post consumer plastic material movement. It provides end to end documentation from placing EPR order and tracking progress to generating reports. With the lack of domain knowledge and expertise in plastic business, Saksham technology helps when it comes to collection and disposal of their post-consumer plastic waste.
1. Benefits to the Domain:
⦁ Transparency: Saksham verifies all the documents submitted authentic by location matching, history, QR Code verification, etc.
⦁ Traceability: It helps to place EPR order and track the progress from waste collection to its disposal. Saksham also give data regarding what portion of firms EPR targets have already been met, the amount that is left.
⦁ EPR reports and documents: All documents and reports generated are ready to download. Thus helping to facilitate compliance as per CPCB.
⦁ Digital first Documentation: With the help of user friendly mobile app- Saksham make the entire process easy and minimal disturbance for the existing business activities of the firms
2. Benefit to PIBO
⦁ Focus on business activity: Ensures the business firms to focus on their business while EPR Action plan, and quarterly reports, plastic waste collection and scientific disposal are taken care of.
⦁ Source for Networking: Saksham helps manufacturers to connect to municipalities, scrap dealers, recyclers and co-processors for waste collection and scientific disposal.
⦁ Reduces burden: EPR demands a long list of documents for compliance. Saksham operation is transparent and helps to reduce the burden of compliance for firms.
⦁ Domain Knowledge for firms: EPR is a time consuming process that comprise of legal and complicated terminology. There are continuous updates in its rules and regulation which often business organizations miss out. Saksham provides information regarding waste collection, scientific disposal, compliance documentation, etc.
3. The benefit to Recyclers & scrap dealers
⦁ Recognition: Saksham is a platform that helps recyclers and scrap dealers to earn recognition in the larger market.
⦁ Connect: it helps to connect a large number of recyclers and scrap dealers. And make the market more competitive and transparent and hence is likely to generate more efficient prices.
⦁ Economic Opportunity: Recyclers and Scrap dealers can generate new revenue from the EPR mandate by transforming used consumer products into sellable and reusable items.
⦁ Increases compliance: By educating both Recyclers and Scrap-dealers regarding compliance and documentation helps to increase compliance.
4. Benefits to the environment
⦁ Circular economy: transform the existing linear waste management system to circular waste management system. Circular waste system helps in reducing waste to a minimum by reusing and recycling existing materials and products.
⦁ Baseline Assessment: Helps to assess ULBs on ODF (Open Defecation Free) and GFC (Garbage Free Cities) certification framework. Collect and analyze data to find the gaps and areas of improvement for waste management.
⦁ Waste management processing: Monitors waste processing from collection level to segregation level to reducing the areas where garbage gets piled up.
⦁ Create Awareness: Focuses on the importance of cleanliness, promoting 3Rs-( Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) principle, use of alternatives for single use plastic and source segregation of waste