Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bengaluru airport to tackle plastic menace by building roads using waste

Mumbai: In a boost to its sustainability mission, the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BIAL) will receive approximately 11 tonnes of waste plastic from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) which would be used to conduct trials that would enable BIAL to pave roads within the airport campus.

BIAL said that the airport has already taken the first step towards plastic management by banning single-use plastic at the Bengaluru airport.

The official release said that the plastic was handed over to a team from BIAL by the BBMP Mayor Gagambike Mallikarjun in the presence of BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, IAS officers D Randeep and Shri Ravikumar Surpur.

BIAL - operator of the Bengaluru airport - requires over 50 tonnes of plastic to pave approximately 50-lane-km of the internal roads.

BIAL asserted that the airport had recently conducted laboratory tests by blending plastic with bitumen and the results were in the acceptable limits.
26/08/19 Pankaj Upadhyay/India Today
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