Maharashtra to get first integrated hazardous waste plant

Representational Image by USEPA Environmental-Protection-Agency, December 3, 2012 – Household Hazardous Waste separated for proper disposal (8268772840), marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

The state’s first integrated plant to process a variety of hazardous wastes has been approved. It will be built in the villages of Kansal and Hendavli in Raigad.

The Union environment ministry has given in-principle approval to the Rs 105 crore-facility, which will be capable of processing e-waste, biomedical refuse, industrial waste, spent oil, plastics, and paper, allowing for the preparation of an environmental impact assessment report and public consultation.
The facility will be built on 53 acres of land and process at least 4,50,000 million tonnes of hazardous waste per year from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and adjacent districts. This will be more than any other plant in the state, and it will be capable of incineration, landfilling, and recycling, reports Hindustan Times.

At the moment, different types of waste are treated in different facilities in Maharashtra, which leads to increased costs for transporters and recyclers.

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