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Overview on Plastic Waste Recycling Plant and PWM

Plastic products are becoming the most basic requirement of our daily life because polymer produces at a massive scale worldwide. Tons of plastic waste is collected, and Plastic production crosses more than 100 million per year. Plastic is used in packaging, films, wrapping materials, shopping, garbage bags, clothing, toys, household and industrial products, etc. It is to be anticipated that around 60-70% of plastic polymers used for packaging products are convertible into plastic waste in a very short time. The plastic recycling rate in India is comparatively higher than the global average of 20%. Some types of plastics do not decompose, and others take around 450 years to decompose.

Plastic waste recycling plant

Plastic waste recycling plants are the premises where machines are kept to recycle plastic waste. The premises have a sufficient area to store the discarded plastic scrap material. The adequate no. of pollution control equipment are being kept and installed to control pollution in the premises.

Why is there a need to Recycle Plastic?

Before we jump into how important it is to recycle plastic waste, we should first understand its meaning. The process of converting the old and discarded plastic materials to useful products. The plastic waste recycling is a technique that helps to reduce plastic waste. The world is witnessing how plastic waste creates pollution worldwide and affects the natural surroundings. Plastic waste pollute both land and water. Pollution from plastic waste is life-threatening for living organisms. Thus, recycling plastic waste gives us immense advantages that benefit in cleaning the Environment and saving animals' lives.

What are the basic requirements for opening the Plastic waste recycling plant in India?

Basic requirements to set up Plastic waste recycling plant:

  • First, you need a separate place to set up the plastic waste recycling plant. The minimum space should be decent in size to keep all waste.
  • Secondly, a closed space should be similar to the factory, but a small room can also work.
  • Third, the equipment is needed by which plastic waste recycling can be done.
  • Fourth, having good contacts and networks with the suppliers who can supply the specific amount of plastic waste or target the PIBO's for EPR compliance.

Requirement of Land

The requirement of land depends upon the size of the plant. In the case of a small-scale recycling plant, small space is required to be set up; on the other hand; a large recycling plant requires large space.

Need of proper utilities

A separate recycling plant needs proper utilities to run a plastic waste recycling plant. A proper electric connection is required, and an adequate water supply is required. In case of emergency, generator can help in the recycling process. Equipment, tools, and parts are needed to recycle plastic scraps.

Proper labor force needed

To carry on the recycling business, one should require technical assistance and a proper labor force.

Who can apply for the license

Any individual or business entity favouring the Environment can start this business. He can collect the plastic waste material from manufacturers, producers, Importers, Brand owners, and collectors and recycle that scrap material. A Recycler can collect any plastic scrap under this scheme. He can make the supply chain and logistic support all over India, connect with Urban Local Bodies (ULB's), and start the collection of scrap and recycling.

What are the Licenses required to set up a recycling plant?

  • Company Incorporation
  • GST Registration
  • Authorization from SPCB
  • Registration under PWM

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Documents required for Plastic waste recycling plant

  • GST Certificate
  • Company Incorporation Certificate for Pvt ltd / public ltd
  • Authorized Signatory Aadhaar Card
  • Authorized Signatory PAN Card
  • Electricity Bill
  • Layout Plan
  • MOA (for Pvt ltd / public ltd)
  • MOA (for Pvt ltd / public ltd)
  • Water Bill
  • Rent Agreement/ Property Paper

Business Benefits

A plastic recycler can do the recycling on plastic waste and trade the end products in the market, which is the requirement to make the other products of Plastic by using Injection and moulding. He can target the Producer, Importer, and Brand owners for their EPR Compliance and generate revenue from these PIBO's against the collection, segregation, and recycling of that plastic waste as per the target defined.

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to a lack of proper management on the solid waste system in India, which creates 15 million tonnes of plastic garbage each year, yet only one-fourth of this is recycled. This puts a strain on landfills and puts waste pickers, largely women, in low socioeconomic situations.

The cost of setting up a factory might range from Rs 5 to Rs 10 lakhs. Furthermore, you must pay at least 3.5 lakhs and up to 35 lakhs.

People should be encouraged to use reusable things, and models same should be implemented that allow waste items to be Recycled for better usage. This will aid in the reduction of plastic garbage generated by urban municipal governments, as well as lowering the perceived value of waste among citizens.

Plastics have significant health, safety, and environmental benefits. They contribute to global improvements in living conditions, cleanliness, and nutrition. They're used in various industries, including healthcare, construction, transportation, electronics, agriculture, and sports. Plastics are frequently connected with single-use and disposable packaging.

Plastic production necessitates a tremendous amount of energy and resources; thus, reducing its use is important. This includes to global warming by causing carbon emissions. Plastic recycling is inefficient; only 9% of all plastic generated has been recycled.

Plastics of almost every variety can be easly recycled. Although, the extent to which they are recycled is determined by technical, economic, and logistical reasons. Plastics are a limited and essential resource; thus, recycling them into new products is usually the best option after their initial usage.

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