India: Plastic Recycling Tata Chemicals Inaugurates Dry Waste Processing Plant
Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) inaugurated a dry waste processing plant at Mithapur, an initiative launched under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.
Mithapur/India — Tata Chemical's new Dry Waste Management Plant at Mithapur will process three types of plastic wastes: industrial, municipal and scrap. Part of the processed product will be supplied to the local cement plant, which will use them as fuel, supporting the circular economy concept. This dry waste management plant is a part of TCSRD’s plastic waste management (PWM) programme that has been undertaken to make communities sustainable.
To create a sustainable entrepreneurship model, TCSRD reached out to local people engaged in waste collection and has supported them in the incorporation of Self Help Groups (SHG). Currently, the plant is processing about one tonne of plastic waste per day. The plan is to increase processing capacity up to three tonnes per day in future. So far, the plant has also created employment opportunity for 16 people, including 9 women.
Before the setting-up of this dry waste unit, TCSRD carried out the ‘Clean & Plastic Free City’ campaign in Dwarka for six-months in order to raise plastic waste awareness programme among the local community and in the process also mapped waste congregated in Okha, Mithapur and Dwarka.