The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, for its part, is planning to extend its support to this eco-friendly measure by purchasing diesel from the company to power its generators. According to Karthikeyan, Member Secretary of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, one ton of plastic waste can yield 800 litres of crude oil, which can later be distilled into diesel and various other forms of petroleum-products.
"Three hundred tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Chennai per day. If this can be used ideally, a significant amount of high quality crude oil can be generated, thereby solving the plastic menace," said M K Merchant, managing director of the company, talking to City Express.
"We are pushing Chennai Corporation authorities to get permission to set up such plants within the Kodungaiyur and Perungudi dump yards," said Merchant. "This will help reduce the amount of plastic waste in these dump yards and will also help increase the life expectancy of the dump yards," he added.
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