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The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will purchase 20 baling press machines to process the city’s plastic waste.
The machines will be supplied, operated, and maintained by a Maharashtra-based company. The BMC is investing approximately Rs 1.80 crore in the project. “We had issued a tender and chosen the agency. We are continuing our enforcement campaign against single-use plastic, but there are still items that generate waste. “Those plastic items will be processed by machines,” BMC mayor Sulochana Das told The Times of India.
The city generates approximately 600 tonnes of garbage per day, of which approximately 40 tonnes are plastic waste.