Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste

Updated: September 28, 2017 16:50 IST

Meet Binish Desai, a social entrepreneur, waste warrior, and an innovator, who is continuously coming up with different ways of waste recycling and management. Make way for his recent waste innovation - lamps and chandelier made out of trash.

Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
Binish Desai started his Swachh journey when he was just 11 years old. Back then he came up with the idea of making bricks using waste.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
At 23, he not only turned his idea and dream into reality and developed P-block bricks made out of waste produced by paper mills. Today the bricks are changing the destiny of villages one by one by creating sustainable infrastructure like toilets and roads using his patented technology.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
So far the P-block bricks have been used to build more than 1,000 toilets across India and benefitted around 3,000 people. The good part is that this waste warrior has done all this by recycling and using industrial waste and other waste which otherwise would have made its way into the overflowing landfills.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
Binish's new innovation made out of waste are lamps and chandeliers. These are available in eight different models and are majorly made from secondary paper sludge waste. This one is called Eclectic Mini, 7kg of secondary paper sludge has been used to make this green light.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
These handcrafted masterpieces are unlike ordinary lamps as these are completely made from waste and are eco-friendly. Attention has been paid to each detail: the design, the carving, and the finish.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
In order to retain the essence of its origins, hand prints of the workers creating the lamps are kept untouched.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
Currently, Binish is working on 40 innovations out of which 24 are already out in the market including artificial wood made from waste like textile waste, paper waste and plastic waste that can be used for flooring or home décor purposes.
Binish Desai, A Social Entrepreneur Is Lighting The World By Recycling And Using Waste
Apart from this, he is even educating school and college students on the importance of waste management through a specially designed waste management course so that students can experiment with waste and find innovative solutions.

Binish dreams of a waste free India and says,"If 100 people like me will take a step forward and start upcycling or recycling the waste they create, we can save tons and tons of garbage that ends up clogging our ‘dying' landfills."

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