Impact Case Study: Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd.

Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd. (GESL), which began operations in 1987, collects polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle waste and recycles it into polyester staple fiber and yarn for further use. The waste collection process in India, typically done through manual scavenging, is neither organized nor  regulated. This challenge for the  country has become particularly acute given increasing PET usage—estimated to be growing at a compound annual rate of 20% over the next four years—and overall low levels of recycling. Since its inception, GESL has grown to become one of India’s largest PET waste recyclers, having set up a network to collect and transport waste that is then transformed into materials that can be used in the manufacturing of items such as tee-shirts, body warmers, carpets or fillings for pillows and soft toys…

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