PULSE: SWMRT Newsletter

Happy to share our newsletter for the month of January 2023. Please let us know your feedback.
PULSE January 2023

We at SWMRT are happy to bring to you our February 2023, newsletter PULSE.

When SWMRT launched its mammoth campaign three years ago in Siddipet, Telangana, led by Dr Shanthi Tummala, little did we know that it would transform this city of nearly 1,30,000 population with about 30,000 households into a world-class example where scientific, holistic and thoughtful SWM principles would be followed to the extent that the “My waste is my responsibility” ethos would assume a newer and higher meaning.

The effects are felt everywhere. The interesting thing is we at SWMRT not only knew the WHYs. We knew the HOWs too! What we needed was a platform to prove the same. Siddipet is a shining example of what can be achieved when we have solid political backing, ground support and people’s whole-hearted participation.

To Read more please click Here


SwachaGraha Compost Connect (SGCC) facilitated the sale of 115 tonnes of compost produced at Purva Venezia, Bangalore, over the last seven months. SGCC is a network working towards connecting the urban compost producers from apartments and gated communities with farmers in and around Bengaluru.

SWMRT members Pinky Chandran and Savita Hiremath participated in the
regional meeting of GAIA Asia Pacific held from April 1-4, 2023 in Hoi An, Vietnam. The meeting was to collectively develop a five-year strategy covering core areas:
zero-waste cities, plastics and fighting false solutions. This gathering also served as
a space for members across the Asia Pacific region to share updates, find solutions
to shared problems and dive deep into issues of common interest.

For this and many other happenings at SWMRT, please click on the link:
PULSE Feb-Mar-April 2023

#12 The Pulse - SWMRT’s monthly newsletter.

As the title suggests, this publication brings to its readers regular updates about the work done by the members of SWMRT through articles, stories and pictures month after month.

On June 22, a panel discussion on ‘Green Events’ was organised by BBMP in association with SWMRT and BMSCE ISRC. The panel members included Chairperson of Adamya Chethana Foundation Dr Tejaswini Ananthkumar, SWMRT member, gynaecologist and environmentalist Dr Meenakshi Bharath, and Zonal Commisioner, BBMP South Jayram Raipura.


SWMRT member Dr Shanthi Tummala’s efforts in Telangana’s Siddipet district were recognised by the government.

SWMRT member Savita Hiremath was featured in the Bangalore Mirror on the occasion of World Environment day.

WTE Wrap up
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) versus Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) was examined as feed for WTE since most plants in India run on mixed MSW.

Click here to read more.

#13 The Pulse - SWMRT’s monthly newsletter
This publication brings to its readers regular updates about the work done by the members of SWMRT through articles, stories and pictures month after month.
AUG 11, 2023

First & Foremost

It’s an undeniable fact that it’s difficult to envision a world without plastic. Plastic exists everywhere. It has even entered our bodies. To mitigate this damage, bans, clean-ups and recycling initiatives have been growing in popularity. But still, why do we continue to remain surrounded by plastic?

Join us as we try to put together various pieces of the puzzle that make up the plastic pollution solution. To learn more, follow @swmrtbengaluru on Instagram.

Spirituality & Sustainability

A sense of spirituality is necessary for us to lead a sustainable lifestyle while acknowledging the universe’s vitality and Mother Nature’s resilience. Architect, design researcher, classical musician lyricist, painter and storyteller, Vinay Varanasi conducted a workshop at SGKK on July 30.

Click here to read more.