Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, South Asia Satellite Conference, Trivandrum, India (2013)

URL:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Smitha_Chandran2/publication/271843340_MOVING_TOWARDS_ZERO_WASTE_A_CASE_STUDY_FROM_KERALA_INDIA/links/54d4403e0cf246475805a1a6.pdf

Abstract:

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is a 1450 - bed super-specialty hospital located in Kochi, Kerala, India. The hospital was founded by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, who envisioned an advancedcenter for serving the poor and suffering. Inspired by Amma’s vision of zero-waste, the hospital undertook its journey with a view to also reducing massive greenhouse gas emissions that result from improper handling of waste. Today, the hospital manages its municipal solid waste on an industrial scale, composting some eight metric tons of organic waste daily. This case study outlines the path followed to achieve zero-waste. Alongside, the rehabilitation of a former dump site is described in detail; at this very site are carried out all composting operations of AIMS

Cite this Research Publication

P. Ash, Bist, A., and Dr. Smitha Chandran S., “Moving towards Zero-Waste: A Case-Study from Kerala, India”, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, South Asia Satellite Conference, Trivandrum, India, 2013.

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