Navy introduces innovative plastic waste disposal method
Sri Lanka Navy
has introduced a new polythene
and plastic recycling process.
The new method, developed by its
Marine Conservation and
Monitoring Unit as a sustainable
solution for waste management
consists of three stages.
The initial stage of making fancy items, flower pots,
fence posts, and interlocks for gardens has been successfully tested.
Under the second stage, the Navy expects to expand and share the new
technology island wide through the Naval Community Welfare Project and
raise awareness among the masses on proper garbage disposal and its
potential as a useful resource.
Under the third stage studies are to be carried out
with the assistance of the Naval Research and Development Unit to
identify methods of disposing non polythene/plastic waste and also to
produce a polythene/plastic recycling machine applying injection molding