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Reduce, reuse, recycle ZERO IS THE GOAL by Manju Gaur, Director of Gaursons

Manju Gaur

With the goal of sustainable development, Gaursons has introduced the Zero Garbage concept at its Gaur city project in Greater Noida (West). It has provided its residents two different coloured trash bins by which ‘the biodegradable’ and ‘the non-biodegradable’ garbage is differentiated at the primary level. Later, manure and compost is generated out of the biodegradable waste and used in maintaining the greenery while the non biodegradable garbage is sent for recycling.

Home-buying is not an easy process. One needs to do rigorous drill before buying a house. The house you are going to invest on is ‘environment-friendly or not’ is one of the biggest questions in the process.

Many times a homebuyer invests in a house without scrutinising this major part. Several times it so happens that a homebuyer gets to know about the soil or groundwater contamination or a garbage dump yard in the basement, right after purchasing the property.

At Gaursons, we not only strive our best to provide our customers a world-class infrastructure, but also a cleaner environment. At Gaursons, we believe in sustainable development that leads towards a better future. In Gaur City, one of our major projects in Greater Noida (West), as an environmental measure, we have initiated the Zero Garbage concept.

In line with this concept, we don’t exhaust the natural resources, rather, focus more on sustainable development. We are one of the first developers who initiated Zero Garbage concepts in all our project sites. The growing global population is faced with limited resources from the environment. To relieve the pressure placed on the finite resources available, it has become more important to prevent waste. Material should be chosen so that it may either return safely to a cycle within the environment or remain viable in the industrial cycle.


In order to achieve the goal Zero Garbage at Gaur City, a smart city, we have provided our residents two different coloured trash bins. With the help of these,’ the biodegradable’ and ‘the non-biodegradable’ garbage is differentiated in the primary level. Later, with the help of machines and manpower, we generate manure and compost out of the biodegradable waste and use them in maintaining the greenery inside the project. The non biodegradable garbage is segregated and sent for recycling.

Zero is the goal but it is important not to be over-focused on the word ‘zero’. What matters is the concept behind Zero Garbage. The road to Zero Garbage is a long journey and it requires the efforts of individuals, communities, organisations, businesses and the Government, working closely together to achieve this goal.

Zero garbage is an amazing concept that can lead society, businesses, and cities to innovative breakthroughs that can save the environs, lives, and money. Through the lens of Zero Garbage, an entirely new relationship between humans and systems is envisaged, the only one that can create more security and well-being for people while reducing dramatically our impact upon planet earth.

Paul Hawken, environmentalist and author quotes about Zero Garbage concept, saying, “The excitement is on two levels: it provides a broad and far-reaching vision, and yet it is practical and applicable today.”