Mahindra Blues Festival, Mumbai

The Blues go Green! Asia’s largest Blues music festival went all in to ensure that the event was sustainable. 94% of all waste generated at the event was saved from the landfills and was instead sent for reusing, recycling, composting or conversion into biogas.

Food stalls used biodegradable serving wares made from natural materials such as sugarcane, wood and Areca leaves. The festival was a plastic straw-free event and water dispensers were set up across the venue to eliminate disposable plastic water bottles. Small, yet effective measures such as placing bulk sauce dispensers across the food court helped avoid the use of single-use, non-recyclable sachets. We absolutely love it when large festivals lead the way by going green and set the trend of going zero waste. 


Magnetic Fields Festival

Taking our sustainability project to the sprawling deserts of Alsisar, was an adventurous project. With 3 days of non-stop music and onsite camping, this desert party is one that does not sleep! Despite the challenges that come with remote locations (and freezing temperatures!), we were happy to have saved 85% of the event waste away from the local village dumping ground.

Mahindra Kabira Festival, Varanasi

The stunning Mahindra Kabira music festival, held in the mystical ghats of Varanasi was a celebration of music, culture and the poet Kabir. The festival went all in to make their event free of disposable plastics. Thousands of plastic bottles were avoided by setting up water dispensers. The festival kit for the event attendees included beautiful copper bottles and reusable bags. Disposable plastic plates were replaced with reusable or compostable serving wares. As a result, the festival significantly reduced the amount of waste generated in the first place. 96% of the waste generated was sent for recycling, composting and biogas plants. And the venues situated on the ancient ghats of Varanasi were left cleaner than we found them.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Meghalaya

Nestled in nature and set amidst the pristine hills of Meghalaya, NH7 Weekender a.k.a. the Happiest Music Festival was committed to making Mother Earth happy too. 90% of all waste materials generated at the festival was composted, recycled or collected for reuse, so that nothing but footprints were left behind.

To encourage sustainable practices, the festival undertook a host of initiatives like providing discounts to fans who reused their beverage cups, ensuring that sustainable decor materials like bamboo and cloth were incorporated across the festival, and that only 100% compostable, eco-friendly serving wares were used at the food stalls.

SBI Green Marathon, Mumbai, 2018

94% of the waste generated at the event was diverted away from landfills.

We thrilled to have partnered with an event that's ready to go the extra mile to make their marathon sustainable and green.

The organisers took it to the next level by doing away with disposable plastic bottles and instead placed water dispensers across the route. Runners were provided with hot, wholesome and healthy meals instead of packaged foods, ridding the event of all that plastic packaging waste. Eating from compostable plates and cutleries made the breakfast even better. And all runners took away a little green something as well. Their kit included a plant  to take home, and the bibs were made from recycled paper with seeds in it.


Insider.in, Mumbai

We’re so thrilled to have implemented waste management at the Mumbai office of Insider.in, a curated lifestyle platform that gives people access to a handpicked selection of events and experiences. You know the office takes its sustainability efforts seriously when their townhall questions include “When are we going zero waste?”.

An office of more than 50 people, they discard less than 1.2 kgs of waste daily. Folks at the office segregate their waste into 3 separate bins for Food waste, Recyclable waste and Landfill waste. This allows the office to manage this waste effectively. The office has an in-house composter to manage it’s biodegradable waste (like fruit peels, food scraps, coffee grounds and tea leaves). The office sends its recyclable waste to an NGO for turning these into new products.

The office uses only reusable plates and cutleries (including handmade, lead-free, ceramic plates and mugs 💚). Paper cups have exited the scene and everyone at the office uses reusable water bottles and ceramic mugs.

They have also significantly reduced their water consumption by using waterless urinals and water-saving taps; this saves thousands of litres of water each month 💧🌏

MiQ, Bengalore

“What is going on with your office trash?  I don’t see much of your trash bags these days.”, the building supervisor was puzzled by the disappearing act that the garbage at the MiQ office was doing.

MiQ is a a global analytics technology company. With over 230 employees, their office has successfully reduced the amount of trash they discard to less than 7kgs each day.  We implemented a comprehensive waste management project at their Bangalore office. And today, the office segregates their waste, composts their biodegradable waste in-house, and sends recyclable waste to local recycling centres ♻️. They’ve also implemented various measures to reduce their waste generation, such as eliminating paper cups, using only reusable serving wares in the cafeteria, and doing away with plastic stirrers. The office also has a food donation program in place, where all excess food is shared with folks who can use an extra meal 🤝.

The office management and employees deeply invested in making their office more sustainable, and has worked closely with us on achieving this. The housekeeping team is fully trained and now runs this independently.