Maharashtra: First waste plastic recycling plant set up in Raigad district to curb environmental pollution
In a bid to curb environmental pollution, a first-of-its-kind waste plastic recycling plant has been set up in Raigad district of Maharashtra.
The site which is located in Khopoli area is spread across 2000 square meters and has the capacity to recycle 1600 kg of used flexible plastic waste per day.
The Recycling plant, which is the first of its kind in the state, uses advanced technology to enable the efficient sorting of post-consumer waste and hot washing to remove any contamination to ensure that the recycled material can be used for domestic purposes.
The plant has been set up with an investment of Rs 90 million by Finland-based company Huhtamaki which runs consumer goods packaging business in India.
It has been set up as part of Huhtamaki Foundation’s #CloseTheLoop initiative to tackle post-consumer waste to deliver a valuable secondary resource material.