Andhra Pollution Control Board to transfer solid waste to cement factories

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The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has found a cost-effective solution to convert their waste to energy – transfer garbage to cement projects which can utilise them as fuel in kilns.

An APPCB study had found that 70 per cent of solid waste generated in its municipal areas can be used as fuel for waste to energy plants. This strategy also benefits cement projects because it saves their coal costs by using solid waste as fuel.

The Times of India reports that the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has successfully implemented this strategy in the recent past. The VMC bio-mined around 3 lakh tonnes of solid waste at its Ajith Nagar dumping yard to be sent to cement factories.

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