Garbage Free India

Garbage Free India (“GFI”) was set up in 2013 as a citizen-driven movement.
Our dream is to ignite a peoples' movement in India where all waste is responsibly managed - the reduced, recycled or reuse. We aim to do this by providing citizens with knowledge and support structures that will transform them into active participants in our garbage-free movement. We want to create a collaborative platform which benefits our entire ecosystem and makes us proud to be Indians. GFI is registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act of 1956 (equivalent to Section 8 of the Company's Act 2013).

Igniting Citizen Action

From our experience, highest impact comes from collective bottom-up action. Mobilising groups of people to understand and implement need based waste disposal solutions in their local communities is a critical factor for success.

Knowledge Empowerment

Awareness is the first step in addressing environment issues. Then, most people say “I want to do something but don't know how.” GFI addresses this by providing relevant information and tools to enable the shift from knowledge to action.

Everyday Sustainability

Conscious living can become a way of life. From segregating your waste to sporting a stylish eco-friendly bag, there are many ways to integrate sustainable practices into your day-to-day

Our Vision

To build a sustainable India where every citizen manages his or her waste responsibly.

We strive to bring together citizens from across the nation to learn and embed the key pillar of sustainable waste management: wet and dry waste segregation.
Make the most of our waste and give back to Mother Earth by making composting commonplace in every home.
Plastic plays an important role in our lives, but there are so many alternatives that don't harm the environment the way plastic does. We hope to get India to band together and say no to plastic!

Our Logo

The letters, GFI, take the shape of three interlinked circles. Each circle represents a key stakeholder: governments that can act and legislate; businesses that can create less waste and adopt better practices; and consumers who can be the agents of change. Together, through their mutual relationship, they create an outcome that’s greater than the sum of their individual efforts. The colour palette is based on nature, more specially from the forest, to tie in GFI’s focus on environmentalism.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller