Ramky Starts Plastic Recycling Facility in Vishakhapatnam
Plastic continues to be the greatest nuisance made by humans, competing only with our fossil fuel usage. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the use of single-use plastic much more. There is thus a need to find sustainable solutions for plastic waste recycling. Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited has recently launched South India’s largest Plastic Recycling Facility, which comes as a much needed step in the direction of managing plastic waste. The Facility is located located in Vishakhapatnam.
The Ramky plant is fully equipped to handle all types of flexible and rigid plastics comprising oLDPE, HDPE, and PP that are obtained either from industrial or domestic post-consumer sources. The inauguration was presided over by Shri. Anam Reddy Adeep Raj Garu, Hon’ble MLA for Pendurthi Assembly Constituency; Dr.P.P.Lal Krishna-Managing Director, Ramky Pharma City and was hosted by Mr. Satish Cheeti-CEO, Ramky Reclamation & Recycling Limited.
Speaking during the inauguration, Mr Satish Cheeti said, “Today, it is estimated that annually India generates 9.46 Million tonnes of plastic waste out of which 40% of plastic waste remains untreated. With the launch of this facility, we will be able to pre-process and up-cycle industrial plastic waste as well as domestic post-consumer plastic waste into high-quality recycled plastic granules that can be used for manufacturing plastic products and packaging.”
Speaking during the inauguration, Hon’ble MLA Shri Anam Reddy Adeep Raj Garu said, “It is an honour to have inaugurated one of South India’s Largest Recycling Facility here in our constituency, and I want to thank Ramky Enviro for this prestigious opportunity. I feel very happy that with this facility being operational, it will encourage local employment as well as address the important issue of plastic recycling. I hope more cities across the country implement such establishments to address the long-standing issue of plastic recycling.”
Dr P. P. Lal Krishna-Managing Director, JN Pharma City also expressed his happiness and said, “I feel proud to witness the inauguration of one of south India’s largest Plastic recycling facilities in our Pharma City. Plastics have transformed our lives and has benefits we cannot deny. As an Integrated Environmental Service provider, we are delighted to have a recycling facility on our campus that gives a new lease of life to the plastics waste through Upcycling.”
Spanning over 3 acres and a capacity to handle 1 MT/hour of plastics waste, this new recycling facility at Visakhapatnam hosts world-class infrastructure for recycling industrial and domestic plastic wastes. Equipped with the best technology in the recycling industry, this facility performs de-dusting, shredding, two-stage washing, squeezing and granulation.
This facility also houses blown-film bag making and bag printing machinery to produce high quality multi-purpose plastic bags such as grocery bags, biomedical bags, garbage bags, etc. which are above 51 microns and comply with SPCB/CPCB norms and are manufactured in accordance with the IS 14534:1998 standard guidelines for recycled plastic products. Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd (REEL), a KKR-backed company, is one of Asia’s leading
providers of comprehensive environment management services offering a whole gamut of environmental services and infrastructure solutions.