The protection of the environment depends strongly on socio-economic factors, such as the local economy, resource consumption and societal mindset. Zero Waste Ladakh targets to impact this confluence of environmental, social and economic factors.
By recovering and reusing waste, we are subtracting waste trapped in the environment and turning them into resources for the local community, thereby restoring nature as well as conserving resources.
By imparting skill development training to local individuals and self-help groups (SHGs) in making sustainable upcycled products from waste, we are enabling livelihood generation for them.
Through waste education, awareness generation, advocacy and campaigning, we are transforming attitudes, choices and behaviours of the public with regard to waste, resources and the environment.