THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, September 28: Technopark is going green with a first-of-its-kind integrated and centralised waste management plant, set to be inaugurated on September 30, an official release said.
A successful five month trial run of the plant has already been held at the 165 acre IT Park.
Kerala IT and Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty will inaugurate Technopark's eco-friendly Solid Waste Management System in the presence of Urban Affairs Minister, Manjalamkuzhi Ali.
The IT hub, with 40,000 IT professionals, functions 24 hours and produces three tonnes of solid waste every day. The waste management project, which is in its first phase, disposes off the waste on the same day in an eco-friendly, economically viable manner, the press release said.
Technopark and the companies under it had been studying different waste management systems since December 2011; Technopark was convinced by and zeroed in on a flawless system practised by CREDAI Clean City Movement. The waste management system has two bio-gas plants, bio-bins and a plastic shredding unit.
"We were very keen to produce a mindset of reusing and recycling waste, instead of just creating more dumping sites," said Technopark CEO K G Girish Babu. "And towards this end, we undertook training programmes to be able to embark on proper waste management procedures'.