Delhi

9,000 tonnes of plastic waste cleared in Narela

About 100 plastic-sorting units sealed

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday undertook a drive against unauthorised plastic-sorting industries in Narela.

The corporation cleared 9,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste from 983 bighas of land, stated a release issued by the civic body. The refuse was sent to the waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, Narela-Bawana. Around 100 factories and warehouses carrying out the plastic-sorting were also sealed.

A corporation official said that action was taken as the industries were illegally operating out of agricultural land.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention &Control) Authority had earlier rapped the civic body for burning of large amounts of plastic waste from the authorised plastic-sorting market in Tikri Kalan, following which an arrangement had been made with the Narela-Bawana WTE plant to collect the waste.

However, the waste being generated at unauthorised sites was still being burnt, leading to pollution, the official said.

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