Kempegowda International Airport to get in-house Waste Management plant soon
Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport(KIA) that generates over 20 tonnes of waste every day, will soon set up its own in-house integrated Solid Waste Management plant(SWM). According to reports, the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) officials, who operate KIA said that this airport will be the first in Asia to have such an in-house sustainable and integrated waste management facility.
The initiative to set up this waste management system was taken in order to manage waste properly and achieve its sustainability goals. "The organic waste generated will be converted to sustainable bio-energy with the potential to power 5,000 homes a year," said officials. The phase 1 of the project that can process 25 tonnes per day is expected to be functional by January 2019.
A Poland based company has been roped in as the implementation partner on this Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) project. The company, Ekolog works in the environmental technology sector. BIAL chairperson and Chief secretary K Ratna Prabha said, "This is a big leap towards sustainability, leading to scientific and systematic waste management, including reduced landfill and increased resource recovery."