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Pune-Based Environmentalists Convert 25 MT of Plastic Waste into Poly Fuel

Phadtare was visiting an animal sanctuary when they were denied entry due to the death of a deer. Further investigation revealed that the animal died as a result of plastic consumption and that this incident triggered him, resulting in the formation of the entity.

Shivam Dwivedi
Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar & Shirish Phadtare
Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar & Shirish Phadtare

Every day, close to 26,000 tonnes of plastic are produced in India, and a little more than 10,000 tonnes of plastic waste is discarded. Given the pervasiveness of plastic in everyday life, India, like much of the rest of the world, is struggling to dispose of its growing waste.

Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar & Shirish Phadtare, both from Pune, are fighting the same battle against plastics.

Phadtare was visiting an animal sanctuary when they were denied entry due to the death of a deer. Further investigation revealed that the animal died as a result of plastic consumption and that this incident triggered him, resulting in the formation of the entity.

After two years of trial and error, they discovered the 'Rudra Environmental Solution,' which 'recovers' plastic by converting it to fuel.

To make a difference, environmentalists have developed a solution that converts 25 lakh tonnes of plastic waste into poly fuel. After two years of research, consultation with experts, and intensive study, the Thermolytic Deep Polymerization Process, which converts shredded plastic into power, was developed.

In addition, all byproducts generated during the process are used, reducing waste and increasing efficiency.

Procedure Of Plastic Conversion

Rudra has been working with the Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust for the past year and a half to raise awareness about waste segregation at the source and to collect waste plastic from various areas of Pune. According to Print Week, nearly 12,000 homes, hotels, and businesses took part in the collection.

After collecting plastic from various sources, the plastic is converted into fuel when it is transported to a Rudra Environmental Solution plant near Jejuri and placed in the reactor alongside a catalyst (TCD Process).

For every 100 kg of plastic, 50-70 litres of poly-fuel are produced, as well as 20-30 kg of gas and 5-7 kg of waste. The gases are used to re-heat the reactor, and the residue is used to make roads by combining bitumen and aggregate. According to the report, the following process contributes to zero-waste, recycling, and reusing used plastic.

Mission & Vision Achieved

Rudra Environmental Solutions has earned the trust and investment of a Singapore-based firm over the years. Furthermore, they have successfully ventured and transferred ownership of three plants while keeping three under their licence. They have reached a significant milestone in their journey to reduce plastic waste in landfills by converting a few hundred tonnes of plastic to date.

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