A tremendous proposal from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
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No more qualms to Bangaloreans about the environmental pollution caused by waste plastics. Yes, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a plan according to which all most all the plastic waste would be converted to crude oil. This crude oil can be used to run machines and vehicles.
A tender to convert waste plastic to crude oil was proclaimed and BBMP has authorized M K Aromatics Limited– a Chennai based company to implement this project. The Chairperson of the company says all post consumer waste plastics like chips packets, shampoo sachets and household waste plastics like broken buckets, plastic mugs, tooth brushes, etc. can be used to produce crude oil. He also adds that the waste plastic needs no drying or cleaning prior to crude oil production.
Around 4000 tons of waste is generated in Garden City every day. Out of which 8 to 10% of it is plastic waste which is about 400tons. Minimum 4000 liters of crude oil can be produced with 400 tons of waste plastic.
Outcome of hazardous waste or secondary waste during production is very low.
The project is now in process of getting approval from the standing committee – Health. Once it is passed by the the committee the company will move for the approval of BBMP Council. Once it gets all approvals the company would setup a conversion plant of 10ton capacity in Bengaluru.
M K Aromatics Limited would be given a 5 acre land in Mandur for conversion plant setup. The investment is estimated to be10crores paying a 2% royalty every month to BBMP.