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Plastic recycling units for Kozhikode

Mithosh Joseph

To come up at Peruvayal, Unnikulam and Kuttiyadi


Recycled plastic pellets will fetch Rs.60 a kg

Kudumbasree will coordinate collection of plastic


Kozhikode: The District Sanitation Mission, along with the district panchayat, will set up three plastic recycling units in Kozhikode district. The plan of the mission is to process the thrown-out plastic, collected from various locations, into plastic pellets which can be used as raw materials for value-added products in cottage industries.

Rs.40-lakh project

The recycling plants will come up in Peruvayal, Unnikulam and Kuttiyadi panchayats at an estimated cost of Rs.40 lakh.

The panchayat alone will contribute Rs.33 lakh utilising the prize money it got from the Nirmal Award.

K. Krishnakumari, Assistant Coordinator of the District Sanitation Mission, says that their team has already conducted a field study at five locations in Kannur district, where the recycling units are functioning successfully.

“A company in Kannur has promised to purchase the plastic pellets from the three recycling plants,” she adds.

The main attraction of the project is that the recycled plastic pellets can be sold at a rate of Rs.60 a kg. According to officials with the mission, the pellets can be used in the production of around 60 plastic products.

There are many units at Kadalundy and Kottakkadavu which make use of recycled plastics, they add.

A shredding machine worth Rs.9 lakh will be the main processing equipment in the three recycling units. The panchayats concerned have already zeroed in on land and building with three-phase electricity connection to operate the plant.

According to district panchayat president K.P. Kunhammad Kutty, the plants will benefit all panchayats coming under Kozhikode, Koyilandy and Vadakara taluks. Collection of plastic materials will be coordinated through the regional units of Kudumbasree by offering them a standard remuneration, he adds.

In six months

The installation of machines is expected to be completed within six months. The project has already been submitted to the District Planning Committee and tenders will be floated soon after the final approval is obtained.

According to officials, Rs.13 lakh will be spent for setting up each of the proposed units at the identified spots.

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