6:02 PM, 04 Mar, 2019
Pune: iWGA takes immense delight in presenting this year’s Awardee in Environment category, Medha Tadpatrikar. Dr Medha Tadpatrikar, a serial entrepreneur is a Director of Mantraa Research & Consultants Pvt Ltd, Phoenix General Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd and Rudra Environmental Solutions (India) Ltd and Trustee of Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust.
Environmentally conscious from early age Medha found herself working on waste plastic after witnessing the death of a deer in wild life sanctuary. The passion and determination to find a solution on waste plastic resulted in Medha and her business partner Shirish Phadtare in to building a first pilot machine in 2010, which successfully converted waste plastic in to usable fuel. The company runs two plants in and around Pune.
Her efforts have helped collection of more than 4, 55,000 kg of waste plastic which was otherwise headed for landfill. Her self-funded Trust collects waste plastic from more than 16,000 households, hotels and offices in and around Pune.
An aluminus of prestigious universities, Medha has published many scholarly papers on management and marketing research, in several leading international journals; also conducts lectures and seminars on communication, branding and women empowerment in various colleges and institutes across Maharashtra.
Awarded and felicitated by prestigiuos institutions, Medha is also a trained Bharatnatyam and Kathak dancer who currently devotes majority of her time in creating awareness on waste plastic.
We, at iWGA, appreciate her Medha’s efforts and achievements. We wish her great health and loads of success for further endeavors.