Poonam Bir Kasturi
Founder, Daily Dump
 

Poonam Bir Kasturi is the founder of Daily Dump, which is focused on the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of products related to home composting. This is a product – service system which is based on an open-source platform to encourage micro-enterprise formation and collaborative product development. Daily Dump’s purpose is to reduce the waste generated by households, and reduce the pressure on public waste management systems. Poonam was chosen to be a TED fellow at TED India in November 2009. She received the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Schwab Foundation of the World Economic Forum in 2016; the Smart Cities India Awards 2016 – for Decentralised Waste Management – May 2016 and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for Decentralised Waste Management in September 2016.