Sanitary napkin recycling unit to come up in Aundh
Dnyaneshwar Molak said, “P&G will be collecting sanitary napkins from 100 societies of Aundh, Baner and Balewadi and will be recycling it at their unit, which will be installed in a month at Aundh.”
PUNE: Procter & Gamble (P&G) in association with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will be installing a sanitary napkin recycling unit at Aundh in a month. The PMC will run a similar project on pilot basis for the city, where the napkins will be incinerated at Hadapsar.
PMC Joint Commissioner for Waste Management Dnyaneshwar Molak told Sakal Times that P&G will be launching this project under the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) system at Aundh, Baner and Balewadi, where sanitary napkins will be collected and recycled.
He said, “P&G will be collecting sanitary napkins from 100 societies of Aundh, Baner and Balewadi and will be recycling it at their unit, which will be installed in a month at Aundh.”
Molak said that in addition to the P&G pilot project, a similar pilot project will be launched for the city area by PMC where the ghanta gadi (garbage collecting van) will have a separate section marked with red where only sanitary napkins will be collected. It will then go to Hanjar plant at Hadapsar, where the napkins will be incinerated.
“To initiate the PMC’s pilot project will also take around a month. The quantity of sanitary napkins to be collected under the PMC’s pilot project is not decided yet. We are still chalking out the plan,” Molak said.