Tyrelessly — a greentech startup led by Anubhav Wadhwa, who is a mere 17 year old school boy from Gurgaon, has made it to the first edition of the Youth Solutions report of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Anubhav (born 21 March 1999) is a technology entrepreneur, designer, big data analyst, computer programmer and a student of Pathways World School of Gurgaon.
The Youth Solutions report is UN’s endeavor to showcase extraordinary work done by young people across the globe and present them with opportunities to draw interest from potential supporters. The first edition of the report identifies 50 youth-led projects aiming to solve environmental issues.
Anubhav founded Tyrelessly in 2015 which will now feature in this Youth Solutions report selected by an expert advisory panel led by Jeffrey Sachs, an American economist and director at The Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Tyrelessly has an online platform and conscious vehicle owners can follow a few simple steps to have their vehicle’s ‘End-of-Life’ tyres disposed off safely. The company takes care of tyre collection through the online platform and users are notified after the disposal. Currently, the startup is operational in National Capital Region.
Siamak Sam Loni, Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth, said to Times of India, “Youngsters are contributing to sustainable development but they face challenges that prevent them from realising their full potential. These challenges include the lack of visibility, limited access to finance, and the lack of training and technical support.”
The report will help investors, donors and supporters better understand the multi-faceted role of young people in sustainable development and give them additional opportunities to showcase and scale their work, he added.
Notably, in India, about 100 million tyres require recycling annually and that’s about 275,000 Tyres (675 Shipping Containers or 2500 tonnes) Every Day!
Anubhav, with his startup, aims to boost tyre recycling rates in at least 100 communities, grow to one million members and help launch new programs in communities all across India.