[India] June 7 (ANI): Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and French environmental technology company 3WAYSTE launched a technical feasibility study on waste management in Karnataka's Bengaluru city.
The study will look at how to deploy the company's patented waste management technology under the local conditions in Bengaluru.
The study will be carried out in cooperation with BBMP and French Government under its FASEP program.
The kick-off meeting at BBMP was attended by BBMP Commissioner Maheshwara Rao, Joint Commissioner Waste Management Safaraz Khan, Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj, the French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, company representatives and invited guests.
3WAYSTE CEO Robert Filipp said, "Waste management is a recognised priority by the government and local authorities. We are delighted to be part of the solution with our patented technology, which is capable of recovering more than 90 percent of any waste and converting it into energy, compost and raw materials. We believe the Bengaluru project can serve as a model showcase for other cities."
Meanwhile, ACS Urban Development Mahendra Jain said, "Bengaluru desperately needs waste-to-energy solution. Only then will the value of waste as a resource be realized. The new waste processing system will significantly improve the situation in Bengaluru and we are working closely with 3WAYSTE to start operations as quickly as possible. There will be a demand for waste and waste will find its way to the plants rather than stay in public places."
Mayor Sampath Raj said Bengaluru is committed to better waste management and innovative technologies and solutions.
Meanwhile, French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said, "The theme for 2018 beat plastic pollution reminds us that solid waste management is the need of the hour, especially in order to fight climate change. I am deeply convinced that we need to move towards a circular economy-one that doesn't accept any material as waste."
French companies have significant experience and success in the management of waste.
In March, during the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, BBMP and 3WAYSTE signed an MOU to carry out the feasibility study.
In February, the Karnataka Government had approved a 3WAYSTE waste processing plant located at Chikkanagamangla.
The state-of the art facility will process 500 tons of solid waste per day from BBMP and private bulk generators into electricity, natural compost for agriculture and raw materials.
Currently, 3WAYSTE has a presence in France, the site of the original plant and location of the Technology Centre, Canada, La Reunion and now in Bengaluru.
Additional projects in India and other locations are under development. (ANI)