Landbell Group to support reduction, reuse and recycling of plastics in India
In consortium with BlackForest Solutions and local experts, Landbell Group will contribute to the elaboration and dissemination of innovative solutions for the reduction, reuse and recycling of plastic waste and plastic packaging in three Indian states: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
This mission will be accomplished within the project “Circular Economy Solutions Preventing Marine Litter in Ecosystems” under the supervision of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
During the 12-month assignment, the consortium will deliver four work packages:
- Inventory of and advice on relevant technologies for reducing plastic use and packaging or improving recyclability in the production process;
- Improving reuse and take-back mechanisms in retail and consumption;
- Identification of technologies for improving registration and tracking of packaging waste for an extended producer responsibility (EPR) and/or plastic credit system; and
- Identification of suitable technologies for better waste collection, sorting, recycling of plastic waste and capturing plastic litter (both in rivers and on land).
In addition to delivering reports, recommendation papers and technical concepts, the consortium will facilitate dialogue with plastic producers, industry associations, recycling companies and state/national institutions in charge of EPR system set-up.
The project ties in with India’s efforts to phase out single-use plastics by 2022 and implement EPR and third-party monitoring mechanisms.