Pilot project to promote composting of organic waste

On the occasion of World Environment Day,BASF,in association with the PMC,will announce the launch of its pilot composting project,which aims at promoting composting of source-separated organic waste in certified compostable and fully bio-degradable bags.

Written by Express News Service | Published: June 2, 2012 1:20 am

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5),BASF,in association with the PMC,will announce the launch of its pilot composting project,which aims at promoting composting of source-separated organic waste in certified compostable and fully bio-degradable bags.

“We wish to promote composting as an effective method for organic waste management. The launch of this project on World Environment Day aptly exemplifies the theme ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’ as it serves to demonstrate how a community can contribute to and benefit from a sustainable future,” said Dr Tobias Haber,Head,Specialty Plastics Asia Pacific,BASF.

As part of the project launch,composting awareness booths will be set up in two residential complexes.

Certified compostable and fully-biodegradable bags made of BASF’s Ecovio will be distributed to residents to source-separate organic waste. The compostable bags of Ecovio with source- separated organic waste will be collected and transported to an composting site next day.

Speaking on the initiative,Mr Prasad Chandran,the chairman of BASF firms in India said,“Through this project,we aim to showcase our efforts in the biodegradable plastics segment to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse emissions.”

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