Good governance starts with good policy
The TAICT team has been supporting various public interest litigations conducted by AKS Law Associates which are aimed to improve policies around environmental issues. We do desk research on legal aspects and on facts and figures. Our strength lies in correlating these outputs with observations in the field through our projects.
Solid Waste Management
Kavitha Shankar vs. GoK and others
This Writ Petition is filed praying to:
Declare the 'Right to Life" under article 21 of the constitution of India includes the 'Right to Life' of the future generations also and therefore it is incumbent on the Respondent State to protect the natural environment and safe guard the same for not only the present generation but also for the future generation of the City of Bangalore.
Direct that Respondents 1 to 4 enforce Segregation of solid waste at source by each resident of Bangalore by separating organic waste from recyclable waste and to only hand over the residual waste to the Respondent BBMP, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
Click here for PIL report
Ideas worth enacting
To move the needle in order to strengthen the ecosystem around interest groups and start ups TAICT is lending its vast experience in the field of logistics, project management and strategy.
Reclaim Bengaluru - It's Yours!
Inspired by the global movement 'Let's do it' TAICT organised the first city wide clean up in Bengaluru on Independence day 2009.
The idea was to get as many citizens as possible to clean up in front of their houses, schools or institutions. The drive was supported by the BBMP and KSPCB. Approximately 4700 people came out and participated in this call to action.
The following short films were produced and published to support this effort.
Solid Waste Management Round Table
2009 - 2018
The Reclaim Bengaluru Campaign demonstrated that the problem of dirty cities is much deeper than just behaviour. It showed that the root cause is a failing back end system, starting with no segregation at source to dysfunctional waste stream management and inefficient recycling and disposal. Many activists and experts were working in isolation and in various pockets of their own, thus collaboration and the development of a single agenda to address with the government was missing. TAICT created the platform SWMRT to overcome these issues, and facilitated and nurtured this public interest group in order to gain more traction for 9 years.
Today SWMRT has grown into its own independent trust and operates nation wide.
Click here for the road map to zero-waste.
Bengaluru Recycling Habba
Think before you throw! A 14-day long festival across various locations in the city around various aspects of recycling, including Expert Panel Discussion on EPR, Second Hand Flea Market, Upcycled Designer Lamps, Installations and Recycling Games in Malls. Funded by the KSPCB, the Habba was the first informative yet fun roadshow on the 3R’s and has created collective mind share on the subject.
Plastics for Change
2018 - 2020
Plastics for Change is a company that reduces plastic pollution by enhancing livelihoods. They ensure that urban waste pickers have access to fair market prices and dignified working conditions, thus providing their corporate partners with ethically sourced recycled plastic. This results in higher value goods, that have a positive social and environmental impact.
In order to aid their efforts, TAICT acts as a mentor to their in house capacity and business strategy, and provides assistance in research and development.
Moving Waters Film Festival
Moving waters film festival is a volunteer-driven, completely free film festival based in India purely to promote awareness and love for the world’s water bodies. The carefully curated selection will also showcase Indian filmmakers, photographers, activists, educators and experts who have documented India’s rivers and marine ecosystems, their animals and communities. This festival not only invites you to delve into extraordinary images but also to think and discuss with speakers and participants about issues in the real world. In the long run, MWFF wishes to make this an educational outreach program for rural areas and government schools to make this content accessible to people who normally cannot easily access it.