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Soon , there will be 50 centres in the city where plastic waste segregated by residents will be collected, a high-level meeting chaired by environment minister B V Ramanaa at the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) headquarters on Monday decided. The waste will then be sold to plastic manufacturers for recycling and the residents paid .
Identification of locations for the project , to be launched across 10 cities in the state , has begun . The project is to be run according to the Union ministry of environment and forests’ Plastic Waste Management Rule 2011.
The respective corporations , a senior TNPCB official said , would be responsible for waste collection and disposal . “We are coordinating with plastic manufacturers in the state to buy the segregated waste . It is expected to work as a business model too, as the people segregating and collecting the waste will be paid for that ,” he said .
TNPCB member-secretary K Karthikeyan said about 1,700 plastic manufacturing industries in the state will be roped in . “The centres will collect segregated waste for recycling . The segregation methods are being finalized and there are plans to distribute waste bins at the street level to ensure source segregation . Local bodies can also take help from ragpickers ,” he said .
He added that the main advantage of collecting plastic waste would be relaying roads . “Jambulingam Street near Valluvar Kottam is an example of a road laid with a mixture of plastic waste . It is said to be more durable ,” he said .
All corporations in the state have been advised to implementthesystem immediately . “TNPCB will work as an advisory body for the corporations ,” Karthikeyan said adding that Pune had successfully implemented that system . “Pune successfully generates 10MW of power from 700 tonnes of municipal solid waste at a plant situated 100km from the city . Local bodies interested in making use of such technologies can come up with proposals ,” he said .
Posted on December 14, 2011, in Business, Ecological Restoration in Chennai, Editors Corner and tagged chennai, make money, money from plastic, Municipal solid waste, Plastic, plastic waste, plastic waste segregation, Tamil Nadu, Waste collection, waste management. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.