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“Doing More With Less”
During our stay in Mumbai, we met Harshil Vora, a 23-year-old entrepreneur and founder of Proinnovate. The whole story began during his studies in school year 2011-2012 when he realized that the learning system was inadequate. Thus, he designed a new system and in 2016 he created learning programs by founding Proinnovate.
But during his second year of study, he realized he had a lot more interest in other areas of the society that he wanted to contribute in. During a community project in February 2016, he went to Puducherry, in Auroville, a small sustainable township where he saw how trash could be used to do amazing things such as building entire houses.
Inspired by Auroville, Harshil decided to focus Proinnovate on trash potential by founding the upcycling project named Kabaad Ka Jugaad. The purpose was to build a global upcycling industry manufacturing waste-based items that helps and serves people in their daily life. Proinnovate became an Innovation and Education Company.
Why is upcycling needed for?
In Mumbai, 11,000 MT of waste are generated every day and stacked in two sites, Deonar and Mulund. A third site exists, but is not operational because of environmental concerns and a hunt is on to find a location for a fourth landfill ! In the city, the waste issue is real and need to be solved.
Upcycling is a creative reuse of waste material to manufacture a new product of same or higher value. This method uses very little energy for unlimited cycles as trash is never thrown. In doing so, Upcycling has better potential than recycling, which is only the reprocessing of waste material to make a product of lower value uses high energy and can be done for limited cycles as waste is eventually thrown.