Waste Collection Segregation
Welcome To Trash to Cash Recycling Unit
This is where most of our magic happens. Our flagship recycling program started in 2001 with waste temple flower recycling. This is where the concept of Avacayam was born.
One day we found ourselves standing outside our organization watching a livid priest pacing back and forth next to a pile of flowers. Upon enquiry we found that the garbage collector did not come to pick up the waste from the temple.
We offered to help, the priest directed us towards the Yamuna river and said, “if you can get rid of my waste then I will pay you instead of the garbage collector”. So we made our way to the river. Upon arriving we saw the river polluted with all types of waste, from flowers to plastic. The river was infected by our waste. That is when we decided that our path of the employment program will begin here.
Gathering waste flowers and recycling them, the name of this program became Avacayam, which is derived from a Sanskrit phrase ‘pushpa-avacaya’ which means gathering flowers.
Our recycling journey began in 2001 with recycling waste flowers from temples into Holi colors, agarbattis and compost; which we do till date. Since then we have ventured into other waste materials as well. Ranging from plastic, textile waste, paper, wood, foam electronic waste etc.
Today, Avacayam Foundation has 100+ people with disabilities working with us and creating interesting products from waste materials. Our creative outlook has made it possible to work towards human development and environmental development giving a whole new meaning to Avacayam, where earlier it was literally gathering flowers, now metaphorically gathering flowers. Page Under Construction
Our Philosophy of Inclusive Design
We include all …. people and planet …. to design products that are handcrafted by persons with disability (who form a major part of our inclusive workforce) for customers who care about the future of our planet. After all, the beauty of a product increases when it is made with hope and happiness. Our designs celebrate life!
But, that is not all! Our processes, materials and creatively recycled products actually make the world a better place as we walk with determination towards the goal of Carbon neutrality. “By- products” are our raw material!
As soon as the By- Products, are identified or sourced, the deconstruction process begins. Each element is sanitized, so what reaches our people, whether our artisans or our customers, is as good as new.
We do not stop at this ….
We continuously reach out to people with disability from other regions to involve them in this quest for inclusivity. We work towards creating a cadre of handcrafting crusaders with our unique workforce. We advance, step by step, into a better and more sustainable future with our artisans.
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