• India

About The Innovator

SweepSmart is a Dutch-Indian social enterprise that offers modern segregated waste management solutions based on European waste management best practices reinvented for emerging and developing countries. With local partners, SweepSmart turns waste pickers into waste managers. These workers collect, segregate and recycle the waste, thereby offering a professional waste management service. The company’s Smart Waste Systems have a Europe-meets-local design, which includes a total package of hardware, IT, processes and training. The team has 45+ years of combined experience in best practice waste management in Europe (Suez, Renewi) and India. They have implemented 17 Smart Waste Centres in India and Indonesia.

Pilot Description

Location: Bangalore, India

While proper waste collection and handling systems are crucial to prevent ocean plastic pollution, there are currently little to no insight into waste generation, collection, sorting and recycling in Southeast Asia. SweepSmart’s Smart Waste Management application records waste and financial flows during waste collection and handling (sorting, baling, shredding). The Smart Waste Management application is designed based on their operational experience of running waste collection and Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) for 3 years in India. 

This app tracks waste and financial flows during waste collection and handling, creating insight into waste generation and operational KPIs, to manage waste operations and design better waste systems.

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