Whether we see it or not, waste is around us and is growing at a rapid pace. Waste management is something that is a must, and its importance can not be understated especially with the rise in population.
So, today, we are going to talk about a pioneer in the waste management industry and see how he changed the way one should look at and treat waste. We are going to talk about Recykal founder, Abhay Deshpande.
Who is Abhay Deshpande?
A well-known entrepreneur and founder of the technology-enabled platform that helps to manage and optimise the waste management process, Recykal, Abhay Deshpande has revolutionised this industry.
He was born and raised in India, and always had been passionate about the environment and the need to find sustainable solutions for waste management. In 2016 he founded Recykal. However, before we get into that, let’s get to know him a little better.
He started what is arguably the first Indian e-commerce website, Malamall.com. It was an online marketplace for ethnic wear brands. However, back then people did not trust e-commerce websites that much, so the website failed. He learned a lot from running that website.
In 2007, he launched his next startup, Martjack, a software-as-a-service company. He states that it was one of the first homegrown SaaS companies in India.
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Recykal: India’s first waste commerce company
Abhay founded Recykal in 2016 intending to make waste management more efficient and sustainable. The platform connects various stakeholders in the waste management ecosystem, such as waste generators, recyclers, waste collectors, and aggregators. Using its technology, the platform automates and optimises the waste management process, making it more efficient and cost-effective.
The platform also has a mobile application that allows its users to easily book waste pickups and track their waste management process. It also provides waste generators, i.e., the users, with valuable insights into their waste management practices, which allows them to identify where they can make improvements and make data-driven decisions.
Recykal has quickly become a leader in the waste management space, helping to divert over 50,000 metric tonnes of waste from landfills and reducing carbon emissions by over 500,000 metric tonnes. The platform has also received numerous accolades for its innovative approach to waste management, including being named one of the top 10 innovative startups in India by the Department of Science and Technology.
Abhay Deshpande’s vision
Abhay’s vision for Recykal is to transform the waste management industry by leveraging technology and innovation. He believes that technology can play a crucial role in making waste management more efficient, sustainable, and profitable. Under Abhay’s leadership, Recykal has grown rapidly and expanded its operations to multiple cities across India. The platform has also attracted investment from prominent investors.
Abhay’s entrepreneurial journey is a testament to the power of innovation and technology in creating sustainable solutions for some of the world’s biggest challenges. His vision for Recykal and his passion for the environment have helped to transform the waste management industry and pave the way for a more sustainable future.
This is what makes the Recykal founder, Mr. Abhay Deshpande, a revolutionary.