Haroon S and Aravind P S’s Innovative Solution–Solwearth Ecotech: Saving Our Planet from Drowning in Waste

Solwearth Ecotech

Across the globe, we face a mounting ecological crisis: biodegradable and food waste. This issue is particularly stark when juxtaposed with the staggering statistic that 783 million people face hunger every year. While tons of food go uneaten, our landfills overflow with organic waste.

The current situation is unsustainable. According to the World Bank, we generate a staggering 2.3 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste annually, projected to reach a mind-numbing 3.8 billion metric tons by 2050With less than 20% of waste being recycled or properly disposed of, landfills are reaching capacity, with two of the world’s nine biggest dumps in India.

The traditional approach to waste management simply isn’t enough. But there’s hopeTwo visionariesHaroon SFounder and Chairman, and Aravind P SFounder and Director. Together with their expert team at Solwearth Ecotech, they emerge with a suite of innovative, global waste management solutions designed to tackle this critical challenge head-on. This revolutionary technology offers a cleaner, more sustainable future for our planet.

You Might Be Wondering, How?

Solwearth Ecotech is the only company in India that offers plug-and-play food waste management solutions that convert food waste into soil in less than 24 hours without releasing hazardous gases.

In Haroon’s words, food waste, regardless of scale, is a worldwide issue with financial, environmental, legal, and health implications. More food is produced and wasted as the global population grows and urbanization expands, with serious ecological and public health repercussions, particularly in urban areas. Aravind adds that cities worldwide need help with food waste, one of the largest ecological problems they face. This is where Solwearth Ecotech comes in, specializing in food waste management.

Haroon explains that Solwearth Ecotech has set standards while revolutionizing the industry with its innovative product, which can address food waste management needs in various industrial verticals.

The Plug-and-Play Food Waste Management Model

To explain their offerings that outshine others, Haroon and Aravind say that there are numerous methods for managing biodegradable waste, and composting is considered the most popular one. Composting is a good method of recycling food waste back to nature, which may take anywhere between 30 days and six months. But when it comes to urban areas comprising 5-star hotels, apartments, or villa complexes, composting is infeasible.

Solwearth Ecotech, backed by a proficient team of engineers, developed a waste disposal product that can convert 90% of the input volume in just 24 hours and only gives back 10%, a good soil supplement for the garden.

Solwearth Ecotech offers products in capacities ranging from 50KG to 1000KG to meet the needs of various 5-star hotels, educational institutions, residential apartments, complexes, hospitals, and other industries.

The Spark

Solwearth Ecotech was started in 2017 by Haroon and Aravind, two childhood friends who played and studied together before embarking on their respective professional paths.

Around eight years ago, Aravind and Haroon met at an alumni gathering, where they shared a common desire to do something for society that would have a significant beneficial influence. As CSR activities, they decided to assist and find a solution to waste management in their community and began looking into options for effective waste management technologies. But to their surprise, no major technology existed elsewhere in the globe to efficiently manage waste.

The Reason

They reasoned that if no technology is available elsewhere, why not try? So that’s when the affiliation seed of Solwearth Ecotech was sown with the intent of giving back to society. In the meantime, it also provided them with a fantastic business opportunity. It took them nearly a year to conduct market research worldwide and determine that the main issue was biodegradable waste. So, they formed proficient R&D, engineering, and market research teams to build a product. It required another 18 months to develop the prototype, followed by a year of testing in various regions of the country under varied climatic weather conditions before the final product was released. Essentially, it took over three and a half years of hard work and investment before they actually could launch the product in the market.

The Smart Tech

They were further assisted by the ever-advancing modern technologies like AI and ML transforming the Industry. Haroon recalls, “At the start, we didn’t have too much data on the Waste Management side.” But now, a huge amount of data is available. With the advent of new technologies, analysis of these data helps to understand how the industry is moving. “By using this refined data, it helps us in planning product innovations and solutions,” informs Aravind.

The Challenge

However, there are challenges, considering the current industry scenario. According to Aravind, the waste management industry itself is new and still evolving. Because of that, regulations across the world are different. Since it is still in the exploring phase, people are still toying with different technologies and trials. The knowledge level in this industry has also evolved over some time. Because of this, there is a huge lack of workforce with the requisite expertise and knowledge.

The Answer

To tackle the issue, Haroon and Aravind appeal to the young generation to come forward and take responsibility. It can give them the best opportunity to make their professional career. The founders advise budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into their sector: Food Waste Management is one of the world’s major ecological issues. This problem needs to be addressed quickly for the survival of human beings over a while. So, new entrepreneurs must come into place to solve the issue very quickly. It will help spread awareness worldwide. Also, the opportunities are very big, and the industry is in its early stage, which gives a big scope for growth.

Those who wish to learn from or join the cause can connect with Haroon and Aravind by visiting Solwearth Ecotech, emailing info@solwearth.com, or contacting 0484 4052103.

The Clean and Green Future

Finally, Haroon and Aravind divulge their plans. Currently, Solwearth Ecotech is present in ten states in India and operational on the international front. As it forges ahead to reach new heights, the firm plans to expand its production facility to accommodate greater waste handling capability. Further, the firm is looking forward to being active across the nation as well as in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa by the end of the year, along with its long-term goals aligned to expand globally, concludes the founders.