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August 31, 2020

New plastic waste handling facility launches at Indian Naval Base Kochi

A new plastic waste handling facility has been launched at Indian Naval Base Kochi, as part of Southern Naval Command’s (SNC) environment friendly initiatives.

A new plastic waste handling facility has been launched at Indian Naval Base Kochi, as part of Southern Naval Command’s (SNC) environment friendly initiatives.

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The facility was inaugurated by SNC commanding-in-chief flag officer vice admiral Anil Chawla. It is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

According to a defence ministry release, the nearly ₹4.6m ($62468.00) pilot project has been implemented via the Ernakulam District Administration by the Steel Industries Kerala Limited (SILK).

The release said: “This pioneer facility at Naval Base, Kochi is a remarkable step towards effective and scientific handling of plastic waste in the community and the SNC endeavour to ensure zero plastic waste going out at Naval Base, Kochi.”

Indian Navy base INS Venduruthy will own and operate the facility on behalf of the SNC. The facility has been designed to be able to recycle about 150kg of both soft and hard plastic waste plastic in one hour.

The processed plastic from the facility can be used for various recycled purposes.

Chawla said that the “project is the result of coordination and support of multiple agencies”.

He also noted that the Katari bagh area along with the surrounding parts, “including Vathuruthy village is being sought to be converted into a model ward in Kochi through waste disposal measures”.

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