This is the waste management center at the Christian Medical College in Vellore. The waste management program here was designed off of a zero-waste integrated waste management design but has since strayed from the path. The hospital processes 3 tons of food, industrial, and medical waste a day. Sorting of plastics and other materials is rudimentary at best and the working conditions are far from ideal. A deep stench hangs around the piles of food and medical waste and workers are often barefoot, ungloved, and without hairnets. Broken glass bottles and syringes are a constant peril as well as reports of misplaced body parts. To their credit, CMC does have a large active composting shed with a healthy earthworm population. However, along with the many materials they attempt to reuse and recycle they also accumulate vast amounts of unusable waste. They manage this waste by mandating recyclers take an equal amount of non-usable waste as recyclable waste; thus "fulfilling" their obligations and passing the problem waste onto another actor.