Greater Noida: The Greater Noida Authority has signed an agreement with the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited to convert plastic waste to electricity, on 23rd December 2021. In the ambitious project, the NTPC will procure nearly 20 tonnes of plastic waste from Greater Noida Authority. Nearly 400 kilowatts of electricity would be generated daily from this waste.
Greater Noida's remediation plant is located in Lucknow, where the garbage is segregated. It consists 50 per cent household waste, which turns into manure. 25 percent of the waste is processed and converted into the soil, which is used for filling roads or potholes. The remaining 25 per cent of the garbage is plastic waste. The Authority was looking for a big buyer to recycle it, which has now been completed by NTPC.
NTPC will bring the separated plastic from the remediation plant at Lucknow's Greater Noida to its centre and process it into fuel, which will be used for power generation. According to the officials, about 400 kilowatts of electricity would be generated daily from this waste. NTPC's Research and Development Center at Surajpur, Greater Noida will be illuminated with this electricity.
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On this, Salil Yadav, Deputy General Manager, heading the health department, Greater Noida Authority says, “This initiative to make fuel from plastic waste is very beneficial for the environment. Plastic pollutes both air and water.”