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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Abhishek Gorle of EcoOrbit, shares his thoughts on Waste Management at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 22, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

The session was moderated by Ashita Gupta, Merak Ventures (Watch their presentation – here)

Other panel participants were:

Kern Agrawal – Carbon Loops (Watch their presentation – here)

Elangkathir Raja – EETA6 (Watch their presentation – here)

Santosh Kumar – Li-Circle  (Watch their presentation – here)

In today’s world, where environmental sustainability is of paramount importance, innovative solutions in waste management are crucial. One such endeavor is led by EcoOrbit Solutions, founded by Abhishek, with a mission to revolutionize waste sorting and recycling in India. Let’s delve into the journey of this pioneering company and how it’s reshaping the landscape of waste management.

The Genesis of EcoOrbit Solutions:

EcoOrbit Solutions emerged from a pressing need to address inefficiencies in waste management processes in India. Abhishek, the founder, observed the challenges faced by government-run plants and recognized an opportunity to introduce technology-driven solutions for improved efficiency and sustainability.

Challenges in Waste Management:

Initially tasked with managing government-run plants, Abhishek encountered significant challenges. Despite promising returns on investment initially, operational issues arose as they expanded to multiple plants. Sorting inaccuracies and improper material handling led to disruptions in operations, highlighting the need for standardized waste management processes.

Identifying Opportunities:

Abhishek and his team identified two primary opportunities: optimizing operations at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) and enhancing recycling processes. By focusing on secondary sorting players, who play a crucial role in sorting and supplying materials to recyclers, EcoOrbit aimed to streamline operations and improve material quality.

Innovation through Technology:

The core of EcoOrbit’s strategy lies in leveraging technology, particularly smart robots powered by deep learning algorithms, to automate waste sorting processes. By introducing cost-effective solutions tailored to the Indian market, they aim to make waste management more efficient and accessible, even to smaller players in the industry.

Pivoting for Success:

While initially met with challenges regarding the high costs of their technology, EcoOrbit adapted by pivoting their product strategy. They developed the Echo Monitor, a tool that provides real-time insights into waste sourcing, material types, and quality, empowering stakeholders to make informed decisions.

Global Ambitions:

Beyond the Indian market, EcoOrbit aspires to be a global player in waste management, focusing on becoming a low-cost solution provider. Their efforts align with broader environmental goals, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diverting valuable materials from landfills.

Impact and Future Prospects:

The impact of EcoOrbit endeavors extends beyond environmental sustainability. By creating efficient waste management systems, they contribute to job creation and economic growth, spanning upstream material sourcing to downstream recycling processes. Their vision encompasses not just technological innovation but also socio-economic advancement.

EcoOrbit Solutions represents a source of innovation in the realm of waste management, showcasing the potential of technology to address pressing environmental challenges. As they continue to refine their solutions and expand their reach, their journey serves as an inspiration for sustainable development and responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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