Entrepreneurs from Bihar present techniques to produce petroleum products from plastic residue

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Oct 14, 2019
Team showcasing their project which converts plastic waste into useful natural gas.
Leh :

A working model of a mechanized technique to produce petrol, diesel and LPG using plastic waste was demonstrated by a team of young entrepreneurs from Bihar headed by Kirti Bhushan Bharti, project mentor, Ashutosh Mangalam and Vineet Kumar on October 10 at  Solid Waste Segregation Centre in Solar Colony, Choglamsar.

After learning about the functioning and possibility of reusing and recycling of plastic waste resulting useful products besides revenue and employment generation, along with its success story of the model in other parts of the country, Gyal P Wangyal, CEC, Hill Council, Leh urged the team for detail presentation of their project with its requirement and project proposal at the earliest to decide on the possibility for further collaboration of the project in Leh.

Explaining the purpose of their visit, Bharti said that the main objective is to create employment and boost local economy and they are proposing to establish a unit in Leh with the help of local government to reduce plastic waste in the region.

He further explained that the group is working on an innovative method to convert plastic bottle and other plastic waste into ethane and produce several useful petroleum products, fireproof bricks and tiles from the residual left.
Sachin Kumar Vaishya, DC/CEO,Moses Kunzang, ADDC, Leh; Tsering Sandup, Deputy Chairman; Mumtaz Hussain, EC Minorities; Konchok Stanzin, EC Education; Tsering Paldan, ACD, RDD, Leh and his office staff were present.