India’s Waste Problem
Urban India is the world’s 3rd largest garbage generator and by 2050, the waste is expected to increase by 436 million tons.
The CPCB data released in 2009 shows that India produces 62 million tons of solid waste every year. Only 20% of it is treated. The remaining contaminates land and makes its way into rivers, lakes and wetlands.
Birthing a serious problem for those living nearby and small children around. Improper disposal of waste leads to diarrhoea and cholera, scabies, tetanus, fungus, and many other diseases.
Not all waste is really waste. It generates income for many and is used to make useful items. At HUL, we are always innovating to improve our products and the environment. We are committed to making the world a better place. Together, with our partners, we are crafting innovative solutions to help address India’s waste problem
3-bin Segregation. 300% happier India.
Let's take a step towards a cleaner, healthier nation with 3-bin segregation. It starts at home by disposing dry, wet and hazardous waste separately. Illustrated below are the examples of each kind of waste.
All man-made products
Natural items that easily
decompose in soil
Hazardous in nature
When you segregate waste correctly, the waste generated is better understood, and consequently recycled and reused with higher potential for recovery. It leads to a circular economy and has several benefits.
Improved lives of safai saathis
Better health for all
Healthy, clean environment
Unilever's vision for
a healthier india
We understand that the key to efficient waste management is to ensure proper segregation at source, and that the waste goes through different streams of recycling and resource recovery.
The reduced final residue can then be deposited scientifically in sanitary landfills.
This is made possible via our partnerships with the government, NGOs, collection partners.
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