Dr Binish Desai

The Recycle Man of India

Chairman

EETech Group

India

Dr Binish Desai is an innovator and a Social Entrepreneur working on industrial waste recycling and management. He is chairman of EETech group.

He holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering and is the recipient of an honorary PhD in Environmental Science and Technology. He started his journey at the very young age of 11 by carrying out home based experiments with chewing gum and paper. He currently has over 150 eco-products under the EcoEclectic Technologies banner in India. He is a Padma Shri nominee and has received many national and international awards for his contributions to environmentalism and innovation. These include being awarded the "Rotary International Alumni Humanitarian of the Year" award for South Asia, and for being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list of successful Social Entrepreneurs. He is also widely known as the Recycle Man of India for his work in having recycled to date more than 900 tonnes of Industrial waste.

Binish believes that the concept of "waste" does not exist in nature, but that the waste was generated by human consumption, and thus it is our duty to sustainably get rid of it. With a vision to eliminating industrial waste from landfills, he founded Eco Eclectic Technology in 2016, a lab that focuses on providing cost effective eco-friendly technologies and solutions for various industrial wastes and in using these solutions for social impact. He has been quoted as saying that “there is nothing useless in this world; what might be waste to you is someone else’s asset”. The book "The Recycle Man" by Dr Nikhil Chandwani is based on life and works of Dr Desai.