Category: Recycling

Plastic
New plastic recycling plant proposed in Brahmapuram

New plastic recycling plant proposed in Brahmapuram

A new PRF is to be established in Brahmapuram, Kerala. According to the source, the investment is expected to amount to around INR 10 million (EUR 112,486). The plans follow Kochi Corporation’s plans to build…

Plastic
Shree Renga Polymers to set up new plastic recycling plant in Karur

Shree Renga Polymers to set up new plastic recycling plant in Karur

Indian plastics recycler and textile manufacturer Shree Renga Polymers plans to invest INR 1 billion (EUR 11 million) into constructing a PET bottle recycling plant in Karur, Tamil Nadu. The source mentions the two distinct…

Other Recycling
Novoloop starts constructing pilot chemical recycling plant

Novoloop starts constructing pilot chemical recycling plant

US start-up Novoloop has started construction of its chemical recycling pilot plant in India. The plant is intended to demonstrate Novoloop’s so-called lifecycling technology, which reportedly is different from conventional depolymerisation and pyrolysis. According to…

Plastic
New plastic recycling facility planned in Karur

New plastic recycling facility planned in Karur

Indian plastics recycler and textile manufacturer Shree Renga Polymers plans to invest INR 1 billion (EUR 11 million) into constructing a PET bottle recycling plant in Karur, Tamil Nadu. The source mentions the two distinct…

Other Recycling
First Solar to build solar panel recycling plant in Tamil Nadu

First Solar to build solar panel recycling plant in Tamil Nadu

US-based solar module manufacturer First Solar and India-based solar energy provider Cleantech Solar have entered a PPA for a new manufacturing plant that is also to include a solar panel recycling plant. Cleantech Solar is…

E-Waste
Hindalco purchased land for new e-waste recycling plant in Dahej

Hindalco purchased land for new e-waste recycling plant in Dahej

Aluminium producer Hindalco Industries has reportedly acquired 150 acres of land at the Payal Industrial Park in Dahej, Gujarat, for its copper and e-scrap recycling plant. According to earlier sources, the company plans to invest…

Plastic
New PRF in Haridwar to be commissioned

New PRF in Haridwar to be commissioned

As of 2 December 2023, the new PRF in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, is scheduled to start operations in 2 weeks. According to the source, the government has provided an INR 2.95 million (EUR 33,000) investment for…

E-Waste
Lohum to start its new battery recycling plant

Lohum to start its new battery recycling plant

India-based battery recycler Lohum Cleantech plans to build an EV battery recycling plant in the United Arab Emirates. A joint venturee has been formed with the UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure and the BEEAH…

Plastic
MCD considers new plastics-to-RDF plant

MCD considers new plastics-to-RDF plant

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is considering setting up a plastics-to-RDF plant in Delhi. The facility should have a capacity to process 1,000 tpd of waste, based on a zero residue torrefaction process. As…

Plastic
New collaboration announced for chemical recycling

New collaboration announced for chemical recycling

Indian chemical recycling technology company Polycycl and India-based environmental company Re Sustainability have announced a collaboration to set up a network of chemical recycling facilities in India. Under the collaboration, low-grade plastics, such as flexible…

Plastic
Dalmia Polypro receives loan for new plastic recycling plant

Dalmia Polypro receives loan for new plastic recycling plant

India-based plastics manufacturer Dalmia Polypro Industries has received a commitment for a USD 30 million (EUR) External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) loan from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The loan is for the financing…

E-Waste
Battery recycling plant in Palghar to be extended

Battery recycling plant in Palghar to be extended

RecycleKaro is planning to expand its LIB recycling plant in Palghar, Maharashtra. As per the source, the plant currently processes 2,500 tpy of LIBs and 7,500 tpy of electronic waste. As further indicated, current plans…

Plastic
Indorama to invest in 3 new PET recycling plants

Indorama to invest in 3 new PET recycling plants

Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. is reportedly investing USD 150 million (EUR 139.91 million) in three PET recycling plants in India. The plants are scheduled to be commissioned in 2026. According to the source, they…

E-Waste
New battery recycling proposal in Jamnagar

New battery recycling proposal in Jamnagar

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will reportedly set up a battery recycling and production facility in Jamnagar, Gujarat. The plant should be operating by 2026. The source does not mention the future size or…

Plastic
Starlinger delivers 2 new recycling plants to India

Starlinger delivers 2 new recycling plants to India

Austria company Starlinger Group is to supply two PET bottle recycling lines to Indian plastics manufacturer Srichakra Polyplast. The recycling lines are to be delivered in early 2024. Srichakra Polyplast has already been operating a…

Plastic
New plastic recycling facility to start in Indore

New plastic recycling facility to start in Indore

India-based Shakti Plastic Industries is launching a bottle-to-bottle HDPE/PP recycling plant in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The plant is supposed to provide sorting, cleaning, shredding, and melting of plastic waste which is to be converted into…

E-Waste
E-waste recycling plant in Bhopal to start soon

E-waste recycling plant in Bhopal to start soon

Delhi-based e-waste recycler Prometheus Recycling is about to put its e-waste recycling plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, into operation. The recycling plant is said to recycle up to 30,000 metric tonnes of e-waste per year.…

Plastic
New plastic-to-fuel plant inaugurated in Nashik

New plastic-to-fuel plant inaugurated in Nashik

Nashik Waste Management (NWMPL) has inaugurated a new plastic-to-fuel plant, with a ballistic separator. The plant will process 5 tonnes of plastic waste each day. The ballistic separator reportedly has a capacity of 250 tpd,…

Plastic
TN establishes new check posts for controlling plastic waste dumping on coastline

TN establishes new check posts for controlling plastic waste dumping on coastline

To mitigate the negative impact of plastic waste on coastlines, the forest department and district administration have established special check posts in Ervadi. The Ramanathapuram district is known for its rich biodiversity, including five bird…

Plastic
BIS: No plastic is 100% biodegradable. Don’t mislead public

BIS: No plastic is 100% biodegradable. Don’t mislead public

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has stated that there is no 100% biodegradable plastic available in India, despite claims made by some companies for marketing purposes. Any such claims or ‘greenwashing’ are considered misleading…

Other Recycling
Cerebra partners with Hyundai on solar module recycling

Cerebra partners with Hyundai on solar module recycling

India-based Cerebra Integrated Technologies Limited has signed a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Hyundai Corporation recently for PV Solar module recycling in India. With this agreement, Hyundai is expected to contribute its expertise in solar…

Company news
Kia and IPCA join hands to fight plastic waste

Kia and IPCA join hands to fight plastic waste

Kia India has launched a plastic waste management program in association with the India Pollution Control Association (IPCA). The goal is to instill a sense of social responsibility among people so that efficient material recovery…

Plastic
No more plastic waste to be taken to Kochi plant

No more plastic waste to be taken to Kochi plant

In Kerala, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided not to transport plastic to the Brahmapuram waste treatment plant and to treat organic waste at the source instead. The Kochi corporation will collect…

Scrap
Tata Motors opens its first vehicle scrapping facility

Tata Motors opens its first vehicle scrapping facility

Tata Motors has unveiled its first registered vehicle scrapping facility in India – Re.Wi.Re or Recycle with Respect in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It has a capacity of scrapping 15,000 vehicles each year. The facility has been…

Plastic
Delhi: 7,000 kgs of SUPs seized this month

Delhi: 7,000 kgs of SUPs seized this month

Delhi civic officials have seized about 7,000 kilograms of single-use plastic (SUP) in the city as part of a 100-day program this month. The maximum amount (1,263 kg) of SUP has been seized from Shahdara…

Recycling
NHAI to use 4 lakh MT of waste for third ring road

NHAI to use 4 lakh MT of waste for third ring road

The construction of Urban Extension Road (UER) II in New Delhi, which the authorities also refer to as the third ring road of the national capital, will require close to 4 lakh metric tonnes (MT)…

Plastic
MoEFCC updates LS about implementation status of PWM Rules

MoEFCC updates LS about implementation status of PWM Rules

Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed Lok Sabha about the enforcement of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, including a ban on identified single-use plastic (SUP) items,…

Plastic
PM’s plastic recycled jacket is to be sold in markets soon

PM’s plastic recycled jacket is to be sold in markets soon

The jacket worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Wednesday, made of recycled plastic bottles, will be available in major cities of India, within three months. Mr SM Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) informed that the jacket will…

Plastic
“PLASTINDIA 2023” concludes in Delhi

“PLASTINDIA 2023” concludes in Delhi

The 11th edition of International Plastics Exhibition PLASTINDIA 2023, now the world’s largest plastic exhibition, concluded in Delhi on Sunday. The 5-day conference (Feb 1 to 5) witnessed a footfall of 3.60 lakh visitors. One…

Plastic
Bhubaneswar invests in plastic waste management

Bhubaneswar invests in plastic waste management

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…

Plastic
UNDP and HUL join hands to scale up plastic waste management program

UNDP and HUL join hands to scale up plastic waste management program

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever (HUL) have announced the launch of an Inclusive Circular Economy project, which focuses on the end-to-end management of plastic waste by promoting the segregation…

E-Waste
Webel to develop plan for e-waste management in West Bengal

Webel to develop plan for e-waste management in West Bengal

Webel, West Bengal’s nodal agency for the development of the electronics and IT industries, is developing a comprehensive plan to manage electronic waste (e-waste) in the state, including the possibility of establishing a waste processing…

Plastic
Seven Things to Know about the Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic Industry in India

Seven Things to Know about the Biodegradable and Compostable Plastic Industry in India

In India, the bioplastics market appears to be expanding rapidly. Producers are increasingly making claims about plastic material that is ‘bio-based,’ ‘compostable,’ or ‘biodegradable’ in nature. In India, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests, and…

Recycling
Noida unable to find a commissionaire to recycle flower waste

Noida unable to find a commissionaire to recycle flower waste

The Noida Authority’s attempt to engage a company to recycle approximately 60 tonnes of flower waste produced each month has yielded no result. According to Noida officials, no company has responded to the Expression of…

Plastic
CAG: PWM Rules not implemented effectively due to lack of action plan by Environment Ministry

CAG: PWM Rules not implemented effectively due to lack of action plan by Environment Ministry

According to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s audit report, the Environment Ministry’s lack of an action plan prevented the successful implementation of India’s Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate…

E-Waste
Chaubey to Parliament: Government has taken many steps to formalize e-waste recycling sector in India

Chaubey to Parliament: Government has taken many steps to formalize e-waste recycling sector in India

The Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply on December 8, informed the Rajya Sabha of the various initiatives his government is taking to formalize…

Plastic
Maharashtra lifts ban on compostable plastics

Maharashtra lifts ban on compostable plastics

The Maharashtra government in India has decided to partially roll back its plastic ban policy, allowing all single-use items made of compostable plastic and bags made of polypropylene of not less than 60 grams per…

Recycling
MCD appoints new operator for Dehradun waste plant

MCD appoints new operator for Dehradun waste plant

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has selected a new operator for its Sheeshambada solid waste management and recycling plant in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The new operator will be an agency from Bhopal. The facility is…

Plastic
CSE launches report on Plastic Waste Cycle

CSE launches report on Plastic Waste Cycle

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is hosting a one-day National Conclave to release its latest report, The Plastic Life-cycle. A pool of domain experts from the government, industry, research institutes, municipal administrations, and…

Other Recycling
Arvind Ltd. announces JV with PurFi Global to tackle textile waste

Arvind Ltd. announces JV with PurFi Global to tackle textile waste

In an effort to cut down on the amount of textile waste dumped in landfills, Arvind Ltd. and PurFi Global have formed a collaborative venture. Arvind is one of India’s biggest integrated textile and branded…

Plastic
New study: Plastic packaging biggest pollutant in India

New study: Plastic packaging biggest pollutant in India

A five-year analysis of plastic pollution by the organization ‘Break Free from Plastic’ has found that food packaging, household products, and other packaging material accounted for the most plastic waste generated in India. The 2022 Brand…

E-Waste
MoEFCC notifies E-waste Management Rules 2022

MoEFCC notifies E-waste Management Rules 2022

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has notified the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, which will come into effect on April 2023. The Rules were first published in May 2022. These rules…

Plastic
New plastic recycling plant started in Vadodara

New plastic recycling plant started in Vadodara

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has recently inaugurated a 50 tpd plastic recycling facility in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat. The plant located in Atladra is operated under a Public Private Partnership. As further stated, a…

Plastic
Joint venture for India’s largest plastic recycling facility

Joint venture for India’s largest plastic recycling facility

Dutch chemical company LyondellBasell and Maharashtra-based plastic scrap recycler and waste collector Shakti Plastic Industries have signed an MoU to form a joint venture for a mechanical recycling plant in India. The MoU provides for…

Plastic
8.4 million kg of plastic waste collected since SBM 2.0 began

8.4 million kg of plastic waste collected since SBM 2.0 began

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Mr Anurag Thakur has said that 8.4 million kg of plastic waste has been collected across India since the start of the Swachh Bharat 2.0 programme. Thakur also…

Plastic
Seven Things to Know About Plastics Recycling in India

Seven Things to Know About Plastics Recycling in India

Plastics have a high calorific value, with polymer energy varying from 62 to 108 MJ/kg (including feedstock energy) which is much greater than paper, wood, glass, or metals (with exception of aluminum). Read on to learn…

E-Waste
CPCB launches portal for EPR registration

CPCB launches portal for EPR registration

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has launched its portal for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the purpose of e-waste registration. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of producers is regulated through EPR Authorisation from the CPCB.…

E-Waste
E-Waste Day celebrated on October 14; ReSustainability preparing for new e-waste initiative

E-Waste Day celebrated on October 14; ReSustainability preparing for new e-waste initiative

India is now officially the world’s third-biggest e-waste generator with 85-90% of it managed by 3,400 to 5000 informal recycling units. The existing recycling process predominantly involves the extraction of valuable materials after shredding the…

E-Waste
Nashik to collect segregated e-waste at source

Nashik to collect segregated e-waste at source

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning the segregation of electronic waste (e-waste) at the source and special arrangements will be made for the same in the garbage vans. Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar on…

Recycling
Union Minister targets office files in cleanliness campaign

Union Minister targets office files in cleanliness campaign

Union Minister of Earth Sciences Mr Jitendra Singh has launched a special campaign focussing on cleanliness, including disposal of scrap and reducing pendency in government departments. Singh began the campaign by disposing of e-waste at…