DWCCs grappling with increase in non-recyclable garbage across Bengaluru

  • DWCCs grappling with increase in non-recyclable garbage across Bengaluru

    Summary: On an average, nearly 20 tonnes of segregated combustible fraction is collected at the 33 DWCCs a month. “The major problem is caused by other materials that are now categorised as ‘segregated combustible fraction’. Hasiru Dala, for instance, sends segregated combustible fraction to cement factories in Kalaburagi. After DWCCs were set up, nearly 80% of the dry waste that is received comprises of these materials,” she said. They eat into the little space available at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) DWCCs.

    Dry waste collection centres (DWCCs) across the city are weighed down by the rise in the amount of non-recyclable garbage in the form of old mattresses, unusable cloth, furniture, footwear and multi-layered plastics. Along with polystyrene (thermocol), they are usually found stocked high in most centres in the city. More often than not, these materials cannot be recycled , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,They eat into the little space available at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) DWCCs. Nalini Shekhar from Hasiru Dala, which manages 33 DWCCs in the city, said that there are insufficient systems in place with regard to reuse and recycling of polystyrene. “The major problem is caused by other materials that are now categorised as ‘segregated combustible fraction’. Earlier, they used to go to landfills.

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