Turning trash into treasure: Youth for Parivarthan’s Recyclothon a boon

By Deeksha Devadiga

Jun 16, 2024

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What would your city earning a “Garbage City” title make you do? For Bengaluru-based Amith Amaranth, it is a successful mission to lead it into a cleaner and greener city.

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Since its inception, YFP has grown into a movement, amassing over 10,000 registered volunteers and organising more than 370 cleanup drives across Bengaluru.

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“In 2014, It was embarrassing to see our city of Bangalore being called the ‘Garbage City’. Complaints were rampant, but solutions were scarce,” Amarnath recalls.

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Driven by the desire to make a difference, Amarnath and a few friends decided to clean up a local children’s park that had been turned into a dumping ground.

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Among their many initiatives, the Recyclothon stands out for their program, which began in 2019, focused on recycling used notebooks into usable books for students in rural Karnataka.

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The success of YFP’s initiatives is driven by a robust and passionate core team of 34 members, supported by an ever-growing base of volunteers.

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Volunteers are the backbone of YFP. The organisation has partnered with engineering colleges and offers internships, allowing students to contribute and earn credits.

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