The garbage problem in Bengaluru is escalating to a large proportion due to least number of waste processing units established in the City. The City is in need of proper disposition to discard or discharge material in accordance with local environmental guidelines, employing several waste control and disposal methods such as source reduction, recycling, re-use, incineration, and land filling, to minimize the environmental impact of commercial and industrial waste streams. Today, the Kannahalli trash unit (this is only from the south & west zones of the Municipal Corporation limits) caught massive fire and nearly 20 fire fighters struggling to douse the flames, were not successful and the plant will be inactive for a month, at the utmost.

Build-up of methane, caused by the stocking up of RDF, is suspected to have caused the fire. The unit, spread over 29 acres with an approximate processing capacity of 500 tonnes a day and the waste generated by the Bengaluru City alone per day is around 3500 tonnes a day – wet waste is about 2450 tonnes/day and waste processing capacity around 1800 tonnes/day (six plants).

Israel has the world’s leading technology for the complete treatment of municipal solid waste, hazardous waste management,  Total Waste Management, export of hazardous waste, Analytical laboratory services, treatment of waste water, stabilization/solidification, biological treatment and treating organic and inorganic waste. There are Companies in Israel which specialize and have the facilities and processes which provide unique hydro-mechanical separation and preparation process recovering 70-90% of recoverable materials and producing high methane (CH4) content biogas for several green energy uses. By-products such as various plastics, cardboard, wood and metals are suitable for recycling, and some of them also for RDF (Refuse-Derived Fuel) treatment. At the end of the anaerobic process, the organic remains are used as soil improver for agriculture, and also for bio-drying systems.  This can be achieved by working with the local bodies by bringing it to the notice of the decision makers and technological experts.

Bengaluru may benefit from the experience and technology, Israel and Israeli technologies have to offer in this area. For further information, relevant Indian contacts are invited to be in touch with the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru.

For further queries, contact:

Veshala Gajaraj – Trade Officer, Bengaluru – +91-80-49406514