NEPRA Resource Management Pvt. Ltd. is a leading waste management company in India that specializes in recycling plastic waste and generating carbon credits through their innovative projects.
Project Overview: NEPRA implemented a plastic waste recycling project in collaboration with local communities and waste pickers in Mumbai. The project aimed to collect, segregate, and process plastic waste, thereby reducing the environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices.
- Waste Collection and Segregation: NEPRA established waste collection centers in various neighborhoods, encouraging residents to segregate plastic waste at the source. This ensured proper sorting of different types of plastic for recycling.
- Employment Opportunities: The project provided employment opportunities to waste pickers who were trained and employed in waste collection and segregation activities. This initiative not only contributed to waste management but also improved the socio-economic conditions of the waste pickers.
- Recycling Infrastructure: NEPRA invested in state-of-the-art recycling infrastructure, including sorting machines and recycling units, to process and transform plastic waste into useful products. The recycled plastic was then supplied to various industries for manufacturing purposes.
- Carbon Credits Generation: By recycling plastic waste, NEPRA effectively reduced greenhouse gas emissions that would have been generated through landfilling or incineration. The project was registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), allowing NEPRA to generate and trade carbon credits.
- Environmental Impact: The project’s successful implementation resulted in significant environmental benefits, including reduced plastic pollution, conservation of natural resources, and a decrease in carbon emissions. NEPRA’s efforts contributed to sustainable waste management practices and created a circular economy for plastic waste.