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Did you know that over 70% of solid waste is organic matter that can be composted or processed into biogas?

 

Of the 1,27,486 tonnes of waste generated daily in India in 2011-12, the city of Mumbai alone accounted for 6.11 per cent. It is estimated that every resident in the metropolis now generates about 630 grams of waste daily, a figure that is expected to touch 1 kg in the coming years.

Majority of this waste gets transported to landfills polluting, land, water and air in the process. All of this impacts the health of the communities in addition to degrading the natural environment.

Many people in Mumbai are aware of this scary situation and because of the urge to do something, they do what they can to reduce waste. Either through reducing consumption, recycling and composting wet waste from their kitchens.

Kabir Udeshi is one such invidual who left his full time job and jumped headlong into developing an innovative wet waste to bio gas converter. He developed this product in 2012 and started full time production and sale the following year.

Not one to preach, Kabir practices the waste to energy in his own home, which has seen close to zero garbage leaving its front door. Here are the photos from the tour around the product he calls the ‘Dedko’ which means Frog in Gujarati. Visit http://flycatchertech.weebly.com/ to get your own.

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Morning’s breakfast waste including fruit peels, tea leaves etc. is chopped and placed in a grinder or processor
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Ground into a shake like consistency
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Ground wet waste (paste) is poured into the ‘Dedko’
 
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Biogas from the Dedko is stored in this
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Biogas powers a single burner which is used for cooking
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Organic fertilizer which is leached out from the Dedko
 

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