South Mumbai society recycles 90% of its waste, thanks to this teen environment crusader

Seventeen-year-old Aarushi Majumder’s friends and neighbours call her a “green warrior.” She earned the sobriquet from them after she convinced her society to adopt environment-friendly means of waste management.

Majumder’s society, Sumer Trinity Towers in Prabhadevi, installed 12 wet-waste composters last year which generate 8.6 tonnes of organic compost every month. 200kgs of the dry waste generated in the society is sold to recyclers every month and all the tetra packs are reused to make benches and window frames, which are later given to those who cannot afford them.