1. Collection: Edavanna, India
It all started with Jabir Karat, Founder and CEO of Green Worms Waste Management. With the vision for a world with zero-waste he started Green Worms.
The company runs door-to-door collection services to intercept waste even before it enters the environment. The collection efforts are performed by women self-help groups - giving employment opportunities to the most vulnerable.
2. Sorting: Kozhikode, India
After collection the material is sorted into recyclables and non recyclables. The recyclables are sold on local scrap markets, while the non-recyclables are sent to Co-Processing.
80% of all collected material is non-recyclable and thus has zero value. The system relies on contributions from companies to cover the costs for collection, sorting and logistics. Every contribution helps Green Worms to expand the model across India - to intercept plastic waste before it is littered and at risk to enter the environment.
3. Logistics & Safe Recovery
Geocycle runs logistics and ensures the safe recovery of all plastic waste.
Geocycle (LaFargeHolcim) offers leading waste treatment solutions based on a unique industrial process called co-processing. It refers to the simultaneous recycling of mineral materials and recovery of energy within one single industrial process: cement manufacturing.