In new Delhi, India, two young brothers, ages 19 and 16, are leading a significant change in their realities by improving their community’s approach to waste management. They’ve established a forward-thinking initiative, called OneStepGreener, that provides families with a simple and effective way to sort and recycle their waste.
Their strategy involves a unique concept called “microsegregation”, where households sort their waste into hazardous, wet, and dry categories. The brothers developed a specific system for sorting, ensuring more items can be properly recycled and fewer discarded. To make participation easy and convenient, OneStepGreener offers a free service where an electric truck collects dry sorted waste from homes twice or three times a month.
This innovative approach to waste management, championed by young leaders, has already gained significant traction in their community. Since its inception, OneStepGreener has seen impressive growth, now servicing more than 50 neighborhoods across three Indian cities. Alongside waste management, the brothers are committed to making urban areas greener and healthier, having completed their first project of planting 300 native trees in 2019. The brothers dream of expanding this initiative across India, inspiring others to join them in their quest towards a sustainable future.