New Delhi – Godrej Consumer Products Ltd will be building a pyrolysis plant at Kalyan in Maharashtra to convert multi-layer plastic (MLP) into liquid fuel, the company said in its annual report of 2018-19 (Apr-Mar).
The 5TPD capacity plant will be part of an integrated waste management plant to be built by Godrej in association with Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Green Roots Solutions (GRS).
The integrated plant will also have a plastic recycling plant of 3TPD to convert recyclable plastic into plastic granules, the report said.
GRS offers solutions on solid waste management to private and government establishments.
The project also involves setting up of 25 TPD of biogas plant to generate biogas from wet waste.
The effort being put is to demonstrate zero garbage to landfill, the report said.
India CSR, the largest news network on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in India, is organising Plastic Waste Dialogue on 27 Aug in New Delhi in association with Gonative and United Way India Plog Run.
The day-long affair will see some of the most powerful voices in government, industry, non-governmental organisations, international agencies, academia, and research organisations.
India’s annual plastic consumption at 16.5 million tn is expected to cross 20 million tn by 2020 according to a report.
Over 80% of the total plastic produced in India is discarded which ends up filling landfills, choking drains and eventually flowing in rivers and seas where it is ingested by marine animals.
It leaches into soil and water, contaminating the natural environment with poisonous dioxins.
Effective management of plastic waste therefore is crucial to do away with environmental hazard caused by plastics.