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NDMC set to produce power from plastic

| SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : Oct 16, 2016, 1:31 am IST
Updated : Oct 16, 2016, 1:31 am IST

In an order to recycle green and plastic waste, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has collaborated with a private partner who will generate energy and make useful products from garbage generate

In an order to recycle green and plastic waste, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has collaborated with a private partner who will generate energy and make useful products from garbage generated in parks and used plastics. The corporation, through this move, has aimed to recycle nearly 120 metric tonnes of horticulture or plastic waste generated from its area daily.

On October 10, the NDMC informed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) that a proposal for engagement of consultant to carry out consultancy services for the “establishment of plastic waste and e-waste management system in its area is under process.”

“The consultant will formulate action plan for implementation and management of Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016. The action plan so developed will be shared with the CPCB. NDMC is planning to set up plastic waste processing unit at a four acre land acquired from DDA at Mundka near PVC market, based on the consultancy report sought from the proposed consultancy project. The project will be implemented after obtaining due approval from CPCB or DPCC (Delhi pollution Control Committee),” said the letter.

According to the chairman of the standing committee (NDMC), Parvesh Wahi, more than 100 metric tonnes of plastic waste is generated within its jurisdiction which goes straight to the Bhalswa landfill and other landfill sites daily. Similarly, 20 metric tonnes of waste generated from horticultural activity is dumped at the overflowing sanitary landfill sites.

A senior civic official said that for the purpose, NDMC will be engaging a private party for the collection, segregation, transportation, and processing or recycling of horticulture and plastic waste.

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