• February 24, 2020

Mangaluru’s initiative to recycle plastic at landfill a success

The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has found a new way to fight growing plastic pollution: by appointing an agency to segregate plastic from the landfill for recycling.

The Times of India reports that MCC appointed Nature Friendly Recycle Industries and Dry Waste Handling to segregate plastic from the waste dumped at Pachanady and recycle it in factories. The project which was started on a pilot basis, yielded good results and machinery has been installed to process the waste, including pet bottles, plastic carry bags, packing bags, plastic waste, oil packets and other plastic items.

The agency has been segregating an average of 27-28 tonnes of plastic every day. The city, with 60 wards, has been generating an average of 350 tonnes of waste every day. The industry has been segregating the plastic for recycling, and they are also exporting it to foreign countries.

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