Sabira Lakhani: Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanup

Sabira Lakhani: Socially-conscious e-waste warrior aims at Bengaluru cleanupSource: Times of India

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Recognised as a start-up by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), SZW operates on-site solutions for bulk waste generators including tech parks and residential complexes, client manager Sabira Lakhani told IANS.

“For smaller waste generators, we offer holistic waste management which includes collection and processing at our units. Our focus is to help our clients become zero waste entities with emphasis on segregation at source,” she said.

What facilitated Saahas’s pioneering work in this area is the fact that Karnataka has been ahead of many other states in enacting a law on e-waste management and action on mandatory segregation, says Lakhani, an American of Indian origin and now a Bengaluru resident.

[…] To “close the loop” in a holistic sense, Lakhani says she is sustained in her work by the values imbibed through her faith as an Ismaili Muslim, which is a small but popular community found in various parts of India and elsewhere, and whose spiritual head is the Aga Khan.

The Shia Ismailis are renowned for their philanthropic institutions that are expressions of the Ismaili social conscience which valorises the giving of one’s competence and sharing one’s resources with those among whom they live.

Read more – Dated: Jun 26, 2017

 

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