Government pushes to increase co-incineration

India’s Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry advocates for a higher proportion of co-incinerated waste as refuse-derived fuel in cement kilns, The Hindu reports. In a cooperation with the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), the ministry wants to promote cement companies to use RDF as fuel. By doing so disposal and energy recovery of plastic shall be improved. Currently, 46 of a total of 238 cement plants in India use treated waste delivered by municipal bodies.

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