Interconnection and interdependence: The key to the “Vellore Model” of integrated and sustainable Zero Waste Management
In a natural ecosystem, e.g. a lake, there is an interconnection and interdependence between the various components - the water, soil, air, sun, microorganisms, fungi, plants, insects, fishes, birds and other life forms. Each component plays a unique role which maintains the ecosystem in balance and gives it stability and sustainability.
Akin to a natural ecosystem, the “Vellore Model” of Zero Waste Management (ZWM) has nine different individual processes, which are interconnected and interdependent and which lead to “zero waste” in the end. The interconnection provides maximized efficiency and also sustainability – both economic and environmental sustainability.