Waste Calculator

Have you ever wondered about the environmental impact of solid waste? The amount of natural resources used to make the items you throw away, and the amount of resources that could be saved through recycling those same items? Or how much money you could make by selling your recyclable waste to scrap dealers?

We have a way for you to find out! The Waste Calculator is a tool designed to answer these questions. All you need to do is weigh your respective waste categories, such as metal or paper, input the numbers into the calculator and it will analyse them for you.

What’s more, if you know the local recycling rates and scrap dealer prices for your waste items, you can get accurate results that are tailored to your community!

Want to start exploring? Fill out the short registration form below and you will be sent an email with a link to the Waste Calculator!

* Please note that the Waste Calculator will not be able to reveal the environmental impact of one specific item (e.g. PET bottles). The calculations it uses are based on averages of a broader category of waste (e.g. plastic). The calculations and sources used by the Waste Calculator are listed on the last tab of the Excel document.

** Feel free to give us your feedback. We are curious to know if this tool can be of use to you or if you have any suggestions for its improvement. You can send an email to wasteless@auroville.org.in.

How to access the Waste Calculator