Round-the-clock cleaning at venue

Round-the-clock cleaning at venue

As crowds keep their eyes glued to the sky watching fighter planes, a group of people from Bengaluru-based startup Reddonatura is working round-the-clock to keep the ground clean.

It has voluntarily taken on the responsibility of ensuring that Aero Show 2017 minimises its carbon footprint. About 20 workers are segregating all waste produced at the Yelahanka Air Force Station and processing them at temporary facilities set up at the venue.

In the last edition, Reddonatura took care of food waste only. “After the event, we realised that a majority of the waste is plastics and cardboard. So this year, we are processing both,” company CEO Abhishek Gupta said.

The dry waste is being sorted into different categories at a facility set up on the premises of the Air Force Station from where it will be later transported and sold to recyclers. The money will be used to recover cost of operations, he added.

To process a large quantity of food waste generated, they have installed three automated composting machines of one tonne capacity each at different locations.

The waste will be converted into compost in 48 hours and the compost will be used in gardens at the base.

Gupta said that five tonnes of mixed waste was generated on day one of the show and by the end of it, they are expecting 40 tonnes. Gupta said that the number of workers deployed would be increased to 40.

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