The Association came into existence in 2015 with a vision of working towards building a " ZERO LANDFILL NATION ". It provides principles for guiding policy and priority setting, and includes an action plan for reducing and managing waste.

The Association has been registered under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013 with registration no. U37100DL2015NPL284636 on 27th August 2015.


  • The overarching objective of the association is to promote sustainable development through Recovery, Reuse & Recycling of Resources including energy and to facilitate effective and efficient environmental solutions to Indian industry and others.

  • To work towards making India a "landfill free country".

  • To recognize contribution of the rag pickers and transform them into Industrial Workers and to bring informal sector into mainstream.

  • To facilitate Research & Development (R&D) to evolve sustainable environmental and social problems faced by the country.

  • To create awareness on potential solutions to environmental resource issues through workshops, conferences, trade fairs, top management clinics etc.

  • To organise training programs and advisory services to industry, regulatory bodies, Govt. departments etc. inline with the above stated objectives and aims.

  • To develop relations with relevant counterparts and others internationally.

  • To undertake all activities including preparing white papers, representations to the Government and other statutory bodies on behalf of recycling and environment industry in India to resolve their issues and concerns.

  • To facilitate inward and outward technology transfers.

Our Mission

  • To bring all the recycling and environment businesses, organizations, institutions and professionals on a single platform and provide mutual strength and support.

  • To closely interact with the governments, statutory agencies and institutions to help them in framing policies and regulations that promotes recycling and environment-friendly businesses in alignment with REIA’s objectives.

  • The ultimate long-term objective of REIA is to make India a “Landfill Free” country by recycling everything.

  • To make Indian industry, including recycling industry, environmentally as well as socially sustainable.

Board of Directors