This suggestion came when the Ernakulam District Collector reported that approximately seven lakh tons of waste in Brahmapuram would need to be bio-mined.
The CKCL is in talks with the district authorities of the Department of Drug Controller to source funds for the safe disposal of medical waste.
A press release issued on Thursday revealed a 43.61% growth in waste collection, with segregated plastic waste alone increasing from 620.59 tonnes in May 2022 to 1013.04 tonnes in May 2023.
Court says the corporation has bungled management of biodegradable and plastic waste
Over 12 billion of these non-biodegradable pads are filling our landfills, sewerage systems, water bodies and fields, therefore posing colossal environmental and health risks.