Swacch Machine: Water in exchange for Waste

Last Modified: Sun Apr 10 2016 09:44:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 300 ml
    of clean drinking water (RO and UV treated) dispensed by the "Swachh Machine" in exchange for an used plastic bottle or can that a person had to put into the machine.
  • 1 litre
    volume of plastic waste such as bottles can be crushed to one-sixth of its size save space.
  • 95
    Number of days in which the machine was developed by two final year students of IIT-Bombay — Anurag Meena and Satyendra Meena — the machine is being marketed by Trestor.
  • 3
    compartments, one for plastic, other for aluminum and third for any other waste that people might put into it.
  • Rs 50,000
    Cost of the machine and its add-on features cost another Rs 50,000.
  • 5,000
    Number of machines that Trestor plans to manufacture in a month. The startup is testing the machines and seeking financial backing. The machine is currently undergoing a pilot run at IIT, Mumbai.