Plastic waste handling facility inaugurated at Naval Base, Kochi

The pilot project has been successfully implemented

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Anil K Chawla, Plastic waste handling facility, Naval Base Kochi, Kerala, Ernakulam District Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility project, Cochin Shipyard, Steel Industries Kerala, INS Venduruthy, Shredded plastic, Recycled options, Zero plastic waste

The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC) Vice Admiral Anil K Chawla inaugurated a plastic waste handling facility at Naval Base Kochi, Kerala, on 29 August 2020.

The pilot project has been successfully implemented through the Ernakulam District Administration as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project by the Cochin Shipyard (CSL) at an approximate cost of Rs 46 lakh. The project has been implemented by the Steel Industries Kerala (SILK).

The facility with a capacity to recycle around 150 kg plastic per hour will be owned and operated by INS Venduruthy on behalf of SNC. The facility is capable of processing both soft and hard plastic waste into shredded plastic which can be used for various recycled options.

The pioneer facility at naval base 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.


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