BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel directed hotels and restaurants in the city to install biofuel units in their hotels to generate cooking gas from wet waste. The Palike has proposed this initiative to tackle the growing garbage menace.
Taking part in a meeting with the members of Bangalore Hoteliers Association on Wednesday, Goel said, “Out of 4,000 tonnes of garbage generated every day, 1,500 tonnes are from hotels and restaurants. There is a need to involve hoteliers. They are also a reason for shutting down of the landfill sites.”
He said so far, both BBMP and hotels have been at fault.
“It is high time we rectify our mistakes and use technology for proper disposal of garbage,” he said.
‘Stop Using Plastic’ Goel urged the hoteliers to stop using plastic at hotels. “Many biodegradable materials are available. We can use them instead of polythene bags,” he noted.
“We need to implement Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2000. The hoteliers should start biofuel units to make use of wet garbage. We are willing to share technology, but we need your cooperation,” Rajneesh Goel said.
To begin with, the unit will be set at 100 big hotels and would be run for a month.