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Kalyan-Dombivli civic body seeks MPCB's nod for project that turns waste into fuel

On December 30, the KDMC released a statement declared that the plastic waste-to-fuel trial project was carried out at Barave in Kalyan. The KDMC is carrying out the project in association with Rudra Environmental Solutions, the statement said.

Kalyan-Dombivli civic body seeks MPCB's nod for project that turns waste into fuel
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The Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in Thane district has applied to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) seeking its nod to implement a project of producing fuel from plastic waste.

 On Tuesday, December 29, the civic body had conducted a trial. In this trial, it had managed to successfully produce 85 litres of fuel from plastic waste. This move comes right after the trial. 

On Wednesday, December 30, the KDMC released a statement declared that the plastic waste-to-fuel trial project was carried out at Barave in Kalyan. The KDMC is carrying out the project in association with Rudra Environmental Solutions, the statement said.

Following the success of the trial, the civic body has applied to the MPCB for permission to produce fuel from such waste, it said.

Under the project, one tonne of plastic can be processed in order to produce around 500 litres of fuel. According to officials, this fuel can be used for oil boilers, and testing is underway to see if it can be used for vehicles also

However, this is not the first time that the corporation has introduced a scheme as part of the civic body's zero garbage policy. Recently, the KDMC introduced a scheme of giving food coupons of 'poli-bhaji' (chapati-vegetables) to people on a collection of 5 kg of plastic waste in a bid to encourage citizens towards proper disposal of plastic.

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