Mumbai, October 5, 2020: Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and New Okhla Industrial Development Authority together inaugurated the Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Plant located at Sector-80, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The project which spreads across five acres of land can recycle up to 300 tonnes per day of construction and demolition waste. The first of its kind C&D Plant envisages the collection, transportation, processing, and management of construction and demolition of waste, under a public-private partnership basis. The inauguration was presided over by Mahesh Sharma – Member of Parliament (GautamBudh Nagar). Also present was Pankaj Singh – Member of Legislative Assembly (Noida, UP), Ritu Maheshwari (CEO, Noida Authority), Praveen Mishra (Main Executive Officer, Noida Authority) and others.
Any waste comprising building materials, debris, and rubble resulting from construction, remodelling, repair, and demolition of any civil structure is classified as C&D waste. C&D waste is an inert waste, and over 90 per cent can be reused or recycled. India as a country will benefit greatly from a circular economy approach that can turn this C&D waste into a useful resource.
The C&D Plant at Sector 80 aims to manage and scientifically process all the present construction and demolition wastes generated in and around Noida to produce a broad range of green and eco-friendly products. The finished recycled products from the Plant can be put to multipurpose use, thereby, reducing the impact on environment. The recycled bricks can be used for pavements and the recycled aggregates and manufactured sand can be used as building materials, PCC for road making, non-structural landscaping products, thereby, reducing the pressure on available resources.
Speaking on the occasion Goutham Reddy, MD & CEO, Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited said, “According to a recent study by the Centre for Science and Environment, India manages to recover and recycle only about one per cent of its construction and demolition (C&D) waste. The launch of this new 300 tonnes per day C&D Plant provides needed capacity to help address the long-standing issue of construction debris dumping on roadsides, open plots and other places to provide a more clean and green environment for the future generations to come. He also said the city and the country need many such facilities, and Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited is geared to launch similar plants across the country.”