Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change ,Rajya Sabha
Question No 202 ,Answered on 05.12.2016
Use of Plastic Waste
202 Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh
Will the Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Be Pleased to Satate :-
(a) Whether There Is Any Plan to Use Plastic Waste for Energy Generation, Road Construction, Oil Production, Etc.
(B) if So, What Is Being Done in This Regard;
(C) Whether It Would Be a Commercially Viable Proposition; and
(D) What Is the Experience in Other Countries in This Regard?
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change
(Shri Anil Madhav Dave)
(a) to (D): a Statement Is Laid on the Table of the House.
Statement Referred to in Reply to Parts (a) to (D) of Rajya Sabha Starred Question No.*202 by Dr. Kanwar Deep Singh Regarding Use of Plastic Waste for Reply on 05/12/2016
(a) & (B): the Government Has Comprehensively Revised Waste Management Rules in 2016, Which Prescribe Gainful Utilization of Plastic Waste for Energy Generation, Oil Recovery and Road Construction. The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 Authorize Local Bodies to Encourage Use of Plastic Waste for Road Construction as Per Guidelines of Indian Road Congress, or Energy Recovery and/or Waste to Oil.
In Addition, as Per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, Non-recyclable Waste Including Plastic Waste Having Calorific Value of 1500 Kcal/kg or More Is Required to Be Utilized for Generating Energy or Refused Derived Fuel or Co-processed in Cement or Thermal Power Pants. Industrial Units Within 100 Kilometer From a Solid Waste Based Refused Derived Fuel Plant and Using Fuel Are Mandated to Make Arrangements to Replace at Least Five Percent of Their Fuel Requirement by Refused Derived Fuel. The States Have Been Asked to Ensure Compliance to the Rules. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Has Directed All the States to Utilize Waste Plastic With Bituminous Hot Mix for Periodic Renewal of Roads Within 50 Kilometer Periphery of Urban Area Having Population More Than 5 Lakhs.
(C)& (D): No Specific Study to Either Assess Commercial Viability of the Gainful Utilization of the Plastic Waste, or on the Compilation of Experience of Other Countries in This Regard Has Been Carried Out. As Per Information Available From Secondary Sources, Environmentally Sound Management of Plastic Waste Involves Recycling, Energy Recovery, Road Construction, Oil Production, Etc. In Other Countries.