Brian English

CHF International

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Name: Brian English
Organization: CHF International
Website: http://www.chfinternational.org
Title: Country Director

Challenge Entries

Our Trash to Treasure program seeks to improve the livelihoods of informal recyclers in India, estimated at 1.5 million, while improving waste collection & recycling services in cities, particularly in slum communities. In Bangalore, CHF piloted a new decentralised model of waste collection & integrated the entrepreneurial energy of informal recyclers so they can extract value from recyclables. The result is that less waste goes to the landfill, more materials are recycled & more income goes into the hands of informal recyclers under better working conditions.

“Trash to Treasure” program seeks to improve the livelihoods of informal recyclers in India, estimated at 1.5 million, while improving waste collection and recycling services particularly in slum communities. In Bangalore, CHF piloted a new “decentralised” model of waste collection and integrated the entrepreneurial energy of informal recyclers into this system so they can extract value from recyclables. The result is that less waste goes to the landfill, more materials are recycled and more income goes into the hands of informal recyclers under better working conditions.