Plastic Deposit Refund System in Kedarnath 

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| 3 Min read Kedarnath attracts over 15,000 visitors per day, 3,000+ ponies with escorts, safai sathis, security and disaster management teams, licensed shops with workers leading to an overall footfall of 35,000+.   The Char Dham Yatra began on May 3rd, 2022 post the COVID regulations and over 8 lakh pilgrims have reportedly visited the shrines to date. Swamped […]

The Rising Problem Of Plastic Waste In India

| 3 Min read Plastic became the most popular material for consumer products in the Indian market in the 1960s. The increased usage of plastic is a tangible sign of modernity. The first time Indians used plastic was exciting owing to its glossy substance, vivid colours, and less expensive to purchase in bulk. The first plastic items used by […]

What is a Material Recovery Facility ?

| 3 Min read Material Recovery Facilities are also known as Material Reclamation Facilities or Material Recycling Facilities. Material recovery facilities are designed to produce clean and pure recyclable materials to guarantee that the commodities produced are marketable and fetch the highest price. The waste is collected from the doorstep in segregated form, which is then sorted into different […]

         Hazardous And Non-hazardous Waste

| 2 Min read Industrial waste is generated from industrial activity and comprises any material that has become unusable throughout the manufacturing process from factories, mills, and mining operations. It includes dirt and gravel, bricks and concrete, scrap metal, oil, solvents, chemicals, scrap wood, and even food waste from restaurants. The industrial waste can be solid, liquid, or semi-solid, […]

Everything You Should Know About The PWM Rules

| 2 Min read Do you know? India produces around 3.4 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. It’s essential to question how EPR rules are assisting us in reshaping India into the most sustainable country with a circular economy in plastic usage. We know that the Plastic Waste Management regulations for 2021 mainly focused on storing, transporting, dispensing, […]

Recykal at WEF’s Global Tech Governance Retreat

| < 1 Min read Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum recognized Recykal as a Technology Pioneer! With that, Recykal was invited to participate in WEF events & discussions, and contribute to the forum’s initiatives by collaborating with global leaders to address key industry & societal issues. We’re happy to announce that, this June, we’re heading to the Global […]

Recykal (PRO) – A perfect platform for EPR

| 27 Min read Abstract In the past few decades in the developed world and more recently in India, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been viewed as a promising alternative to traditional waste management policy. In most cases it is impractical and infeasible for firms to manage their own EPR operations due to which they outsource it to third […]

Are PET Bottle Scrap imports banned in India?

| 3 Min read Yes, the import of PET Bottle scrap is banned in India. Once upon a time, India was one of the largest importers of PET bottle scrap, after China. India imported large volumes of PET scrap from the USA, Europe, and the Gulf countries. The booming recycling industry heavily relied on PET imports, .i.e nearly 70-80% […]

Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules 2021 (September)

| 2 Min read The Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MOEFCC) has recently released the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules 2021. According to which, recycled plastic or products made of recycled plastic can be used for storing, carrying, dispensing, or packaging ready-to-eat or drinks. As per PWM (Second Amendment) 2021 Rules prior to the amendment Carry […]

The role of chemicals in the future of plastic recycling

Role of chemicals in the future of plastic recycling

| 2 Min read Even though we are aware of the slow condition of plastic recycling that we are facing today, its demand keeps increasing. If it continues in the same manner the plastic waste volumes will grow from 260 million tons per year in 2016 to 460 million tons by 2030. This will only hike the already existing […]