Our office at Sector 126, in Noida is associated with an NGO, Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) for waste management. Café waste & Tower waste are segregated at the campus itself broadly in to four main categories i.e. Food waste, Disposable waste, Paper (tissues, paper cups etc.) and Plastics (polythene bags, bottles etc.).
Everyday, the collection team from the Contracted Agency - IPCA collects waste from the designated waste collection points across our facilities and segregate it in their work-sites for recycling.
We have also started collecting tetra packs separately in special collection boxes themselves made from recycled tetra packets only. Recently we have started making note pads from recycled paper collected from our offices.
Food waste generated from our café is also collected by Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) and converted into manure and we use the same manure in our facilities' garden. A few of our India-based locations have started recycling food and plastic waste. Non-hazardous wastes are being segregated at the source level by placing designated bins. Food waste is converted into bio-gas, which is also used to generate electricity. While garden waste is converted to manure, plastic waste is converted to handloom products and paper waste is sent for recycling. Daily food waste data is displayed in some of our in-house cafeterias to increase awareness about wastage among employees.