Recykal Stories: Agriculture Plastic Waste gets a new life

| 4 Min read “The waste generated on a farm decomposes, except for PLASTIC” Plastic waste mismanagement is a growing issue across the world and in India. The same applies to Agricultural Plastic Waste (APW). Agriculture and its allied sectors are the single largest source of livelihood for many in India; accounting to 17-18% of the country’s GDP. The […]

5 reasons how seasons affect PET bottle prices

| 3 Min read PET bottle and its market importance PET or Polyethylene Terephthalate is a Code ‘1’ plastic widely used for beverage and water bottles across the world. Due to its excellent water barrier, non-toxic nature and material strength, PET plastic is used across multiple packaging products.  An approximate 480 billion PET plastic bottles are used globally, of […]

Price trend of scrap PET bottle prices in January 2022

| 2 Min read The average prices of scrap PET bottles saw a rise, where the start of the  month started at a low of ₹ 48.5/kg and reached a high of ₹ 52.4/kg . The price fluctuation was due to multiple reasons: A consistently high rate was observed in northern India with ₹ 55/Kg at the highest in […]

New bubble barrier to combat marine plastic waste

| 2 Min read Plastic waste management is an ever increasing concern for our nation. The amount of waste generated is also multiplying with increasing population. Since this waste does not have a distinctive channeling process and therefore ends up in landfills as well as water bodies. Therefore, the waste on land is not the only issue, marine plastic […]

Recykal Point Program: Technology-driven waste management store

Recykal Point

| 2 Min read Recykal point is a waste management facility or a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). It is digitally equipped to bridge on-field waste management to recyclers and waste generators, through technology. It serves as a depository of recyclable and non-recyclable dry waste – wherein depositors can get paid in return for bringing their waste. Kabadiwalas, Waste Collectors, […]

HUL turns to recycled PET Bottle scrap for packaging

HUL to use recycled plastic in their packaging

| 2 Min read The consumption of home care products is unstoppable in a world where the population is increasing drastically. This consumption also generates tons of pet bottle scrap. When the harmful effects are known, it is mandatory to think about sustainable ways to tame these effects by recycling pet bottles. One of the leading home care products […]

New Age Innovations: Shoes made from Recycled Plastic Bags

Shoes from recycled plastic

| 2 Min read Recycled Plastic bags have been reused on many occasions to make cushions, bags, and for energy recovery. In the latest development, a 22-year old from Dubai has invented Shoes made from Recycled Plastic bags, bottles, and rubber. Every year, more than 1 to 5 trillion bags of plastic are used around the world. Majority of […]

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021 (August)

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021

| 3 Min read The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has recently released the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021. Below is a list of amendments made to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.In a brief summary: Applicability of the rules are extended to brand-owner, plastic waste processor (recycler,co-processor, etc.) as well. Definitions of items such […]

6 Reasons Why Plastic Recycling in India is Important

Importance of plastic recycling in India

| 4 Min read India is a rapidly developing nation. With development comes waste generation, and India is no exception. Right from municipal solid waste, plastic waste, to automobile waste, the amount of waste is expected to be 3 times by 2025. But what is the solution to this? Reduce-Reuse-Recycle – the 3R’s have held utmost significance in economies […]

Indirect costs of Improper Plastic Waste Disposal

close up photo of plastic bottle

| 4 Min read Plastic waste disposal has various direct and indirect impacts on the social, economic, and environmental aspects. With widely spoken direct effects of improper disposal widely being spoken, very little attention is given to the ‘indirect costs’. These costs have further cascading and roll-over effects on many other systems and individuals in them. Injuries to workers […]