Monday, November 06, 2006

Scrap Shop....aka Kabadiwalla's...


At a scrap shop in bangalore outskirts scrap collector is waiting for her turn... coomonly known as rag pickers contribute highly towards maintaining city clean and collect the paper, plastic, computer/electronic waste and metals from the city streets, backyards and sell them to the various scrap shops ( Kabadiwalla's) to make living...

Urban India generates as much as 40 million tons of waste per year and the per capita waste generation is 200 - 600 gm per day. This waste is a combination of bio-degradable, recyclable, non-degradable and spare materials, like concrete used in repair work at home. Refer...

Bangalore produces 8,000 tonnes of just computer waste annually and in the absence of proper disposal, they find their way to scrap dealers. there are many initiatives like e-parisara inculcated to manage this issues with social engagements. More..
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9 comments:

Eric Mon Nov 06, 11:20:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I love the photo, but especially enjoyed reading the facts you provided. With all that computer paper, I wonder if one of these "rag pickers" will one day discover a big secret and change the world with some great invention or investment. I'm being silly now.

Rajesh Dangi Mon Nov 06, 11:44:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Humm, interesting Eric. you never know!! Bangalore is full of intellectual rag pickers of the software world...

Felicia Mon Nov 06, 11:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Great photo. We have special days where the city will take electronic waste. I read a book that was written in the 1930's in New York and "rag pickers" were common then too, although I'm not sure what the people were called.

Felicia Mon Nov 06, 11:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Great photo. We have special days where the city will take electronic waste. I read a book that was written in the 1930's in New York and "rag pickers" were common then too, although I'm not sure what the people were called.

Wilf James Mon Nov 06, 01:26:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Great images and dialogue, great descriptions which reminds of my trip to India several years ago. One day I hope to get back.

Andreea Mon Nov 06, 03:44:00 PM GMT+5:30  

very interesting facts and expressive photo. i love discovering such details amongts the DP's.

Nathalie Mon Nov 06, 06:15:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Your blog is full of interesting photos and facts, it's always a pleasure to visit!

Anonymous Mon Nov 06, 09:32:00 PM GMT+5:30  

There are companies here in Singapore that collects all the motherboards and various parts of PCs etc and extract the gold and other precious metals out of them.

Reflex Tue Nov 07, 12:40:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Very good photo, and the text description is very interesting, recycling is an important issue these days of so much waste.