Waste Ventures Wastecart
WHERE | WHEN: Osmanabad & Ahmedabad, India | 2012
SECTOR | FIELD: Wheels, Waste Management | Mechanical Design
COLLABORATORS: Roger Morton, ICP Crew, WV Crew
Waste Ventures, a social business developing working models for creating trible bottom line businesses for waste in India, needed a low-cost doorstep waste collection cart for their projects. The Needs Assessment was done in Pune, Latur and finally Osmanabad, where Waste Ventures was starting a project through Jan Adhar, a local NGO.
To facilitate the prototyping of my wastecart, I partnered with Innovation Center for the Poor. ICP is a pioneer in the field of product, process innovations for the urban poor in Ahmedabad. ICP was originally a project formed through a partnership between SELCO and SEWA.
See some videos on household waste collection in India taken during my needs assessment stage.
A glimpse of household collection in Osmanabad
Transferring the waste for pick-up by bigger vehicles – one of many needs that need better design.
Check out this blog posting and others around it to understand the Needs Assessment I conducted.
Read more about the design, fabricate and iterate stages of the design on the Wastecart blog/CMS I maintained for updating Waste Ventures, ICP and IGS and other stakeholers on the progress.