Gurugram to use plastic waste for road construction
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Gurugram to use plastic waste for road construction

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is planning to utilise its plastic waste for road construction. Officials said that initially they plan to give 10 metric tonnes of plastic waste to a private firm for its utilisation in making roads and gradually increase the quantity to 20 metric tonnes.

“The proportion of plastic waste in the solid waste is around 10 to 15%. The private firm will get the plastic waste from the concessionaire,” said Naresh Kumar, MCG joint commissioner for Swachh Bharat Mission.

The civic body in 2020 had issued an order making it mandatory to use plastic waste in road constructions. The decision was taken following the NGT directions which stated that plastic waste should be utilised. The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, also states that recycled waste should be utilised. The officials said that the lifespan of a road also increases if shredded plastic is used in its construction.

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is planning to utilise its plastic waste for road construction. Officials said that initially they plan to give 10 metric tonnes of plastic waste to a private firm for its utilisation in making roads and gradually increase the quantity to 20 metric tonnes. “The proportion of plastic waste in the solid waste is around 10 to 15%. The private firm will get the plastic waste from the concessionaire,” said Naresh Kumar, MCG joint commissioner for Swachh Bharat Mission. The civic body in 2020 had issued an order making it mandatory to use plastic waste in road constructions. The decision was taken following the NGT directions which stated that plastic waste should be utilised. The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, also states that recycled waste should be utilised. The officials said that the lifespan of a road also increases if shredded plastic is used in its construction.

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