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In the you have spent here, of e-waste has been recycled by Karo Sambhvav.

Karo Sambhav is a cohesive E-waste movement. It is a call to each and every stakeholder to come, participate, engage and inspire others to do the right thing.
-Pranshu Singhal (Founder, Karo Sambhav)

Our Story

Karo Sambhav translates into ‘Make Possible’ and we as India's leading Producer responsibility organisation(PRO) are steering the way e-waste is managed in this country by putting accountability, transparency and trust in the system.

We are working countrywide with producers and globally trusted brands like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, HMD and Cisco to implement their Extended Producer Responsibility(EPR), helping close their material loop. From making robust EPR plans to staying compliant throughout, from running awareness campaigns to setting up collection channels, collecting waste and sending it for responsible recycling, we always make sure that our producers get the most comprehensive and accountable EPR service in India.

At the heart of Karo Sambhav's approach is our relentless conviction to create inclusive, sustainable, scalable and transparent systems for e-waste handling in India, that creates equitable opportunity and fair value for every stakeholders in the value chain. Our innovative and data backed tech platform, along with our country wide grassroot driven ecosystem connects all the stakeholders into an integrated formalised e-waste management chain and is enabling waste management into an environmentally conscious and sustainable industry.

We are present across 29 states and 3 union territories in India through various initiatives. In the first year of our operations, we have successfully collected and sent over 3000 MTs for responsible recycling. Through our programmes we have engaged over 500+ Bulk Consumers, 1500+ Schools, 5000+ Informal Sector Waste Pickers and Aggregators, 800+ Repair Shops across the country.

Partnering with us in our initiative is the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which is part of the World Bank group. Together we are setting up a robust India-wide transformative solution on e-waste management with the aim of making recycling a way of life.

Karo Sambhav is also a part of the 12th cohort of Microsoft ScaleUp programme designed for startups offering a single point of entry to engage with Microsoft through a broad-based and holistic approach.

Vision

Karo Sambhav is driven by fairness, trust, accountability and a strong passion to bring a paradigm shift in e-waste (waste) management in India. We have started with e-waste and harbour ambitions to apply our learnings, practices and systems to cover varieties of waste categories. Karo Sambhav is affecting an attitudinal change cross-sectionally in the society and endeavors to bring a culture of responsible and cohesive waste management as a way of life.

When achieved, our success will look like:

  1. People asking questions about e-waste(waste)
  2. People taking ownership of their e-waste(waste)
  3. People making responsible decisions

Our Objectives

    • Drive long-term behavioural shifts in the society on circular economy
    • Create collection channels at a grass-root level while generating sustainable livelihoods
    • Achieve collection targets & drive accountability in the e-waste management industry

Our Leaderboard

  • Mr. Pranshu Singhal is the Founder of Karo Sambhav which started its operations in 2017. Karo Sambhav collaborates with producers and enables them to close their material loops by designing and implementing EPR programmes. Prior to Karo Sambhav, Pranshu was working as a Director, Digital Learning Strategy in the Worldwide Education team of Microsoft for 3 years.He has worked with Nokia as their Head, Sustainability for 11 years and was based in Finland, Singapore and India.

    Pranshu has recently been selected as an Ashoka Fellow 2018. He is a Chevening Gurukul Fellow 2015 from King’s College London, an Aspire Circle Fellow and has a Masters in Environmental Management and Policy from IIIEE, Sweden. Pranshu had designed the world’s largest take-back and recycling program for mobile phones in India in 2008 and has experiences of working on e-waste management in multiple countries. Pranshu is a recognized global expert on systems thinking, product policies, take-back and recycling systems, LCA, environmental management systems, and education transformation.

    Pranshu Singhal

    Founder
  • Arun Vohra, Customer Service Specialist, is a senior professional with 27 years of experience in high growth Industries like Telecom & FMCG. He specializes in functional areas of Customer Service Operations, CEM, Outsourcing Strategies, Telecom Retail Operations and Logistics & Distribution Planning. In his previous assignments with Bharti Airtel & Videocon Telecom, his Service Strategies were driven by Pro-active Customer Service and Single View of customer. He brings with him huge experience in Project Management of large Transformational projects under both Call Center Technology & Classical IT areas in Telecom.

    Working with Asian Paints & HUL, he was exposed to Distribution planning, implementing and controlling the Supply Chain Management of the flow of SKU’s from multiple manufacturing units to POS. He has substantial experience in setting up new Business Operations from conceptual stage to implementation in start-up companies like Insilco Ltd, Oriflame India & Videocon Mobile Services. Arun has done his M. Tech in IME(Industrial & Management Engineering) from IIT Kanpur and graduated in Mechanical engineering from NIT Kurukshetra. He loves to travel and read business magazines.

    Arun Vohra

    Lead Operations
  • Anshul Ojha is the Head of Ecosystem & Channels at Karo Sambhav. He has been designing the pan-India network covering formal and informal sectors and people from various socio-economic entry points. Through Karo Sambhav ecosystem, Anshul focuses on business, scale and social transformation while working with several organisations, associations, groups, rag pickers and so on.

    Anshul has been the South Asia Lead for the media charity tve where he designed and executed several environment and youth action programmes. Academically trained in Media & Journalism and International law and diplomacy, Anshul is passionate about natural farming. He runs a natural farm in Rajasthan.

    Anshul Ojha

    Head, Ecosystem & Channels
  • Smita Polite is the Head Marketing and Communications at Karo Sambhav. She also looks after the Karo Sambhav Awareness and Engagement Programmes for Schools and Bulk Consumers. Over a career spanning almost two decades Smita has worked in various functions including communications, editing and reporting and has worked at Nalanda University, 9.9 Media, Times of India and Gulf Times. Smita graduated in English from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University, and went on to study Social Communications and Media at Sophia College, Mumbai.

    Smita Polite

    Head Marketing and Communications

In the first year of our operations, we have successfully collected
and sent over 3000 MTs of e-waste for responsible recycling. #KaroSambhav.