Pune finds a solution to solve its plastic waste problem

Wed, 2019-06-12 11:11 -- SCC India Staff


The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has joined hands with ITC and a waste-pickers cooperative to collect and process multi-layered plastic (MLP) waste in the city. For this, ITC has launched the model for sustainable management of MLP waste on an end-to-end basis in partnership with SWaCH and the Pune civic body.

In the first phase, ITC-SWaCH-PMC will operate one processing facility with a capacity to manage 200 metric tonne of MLP waste per month, providing an opportunity to 3,500 such collectors, it said. These collectors will gather dry and wet waste separately every day, covering 8.1 lakh properties across the city, ITC said.

“With the ITC-SWaCH-PMC partnership... We are taking yet another step in building a model which goes beyond segregation of solid waste to addressing one of the acute challenges of managing and recycling of the mounting MLP waste,” ITC Projects Head (EHS and Quality Assurance) Chitranjan Dar said.