Goa government signs MoU on safe disposal of platic waste
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Associated Cement companies Limited (ACC) Wadi Cement Works and the Department of Environment, Government of Goa for the disposal of plastic waste generated in Goa. The MoU envisages establishing collection and segregation mechanism of plastics waste from non-bio-degradable solid waste for disposal through co-processing at ACC's Wadi Cement Works. The MoU will be valid for a term of 3 years from the date of execution of the MoU with an option of renewal with mutual consent and on mutually agreed terms and conditions. ACC will provide the services free of cost to the Department of Environment, Goa. As per MoU, ACC and Department of Environment will join hands to work together for safe disposal of plastic waste and other non-recyclable combustible waste such as small pieces of rubber, wood, cotton, paper, thermacol, tyres, etc segregated from the above said non-biodegradable solid waste. The MoU was signed by Michael D'Souza, director of environment and M Sai Ramesh, Director Operations, ACC in the presence of Minister for Environment Shri Aleixo Sequeira, Secretary Environment V K Jha and Law Secretary Shri Pramod Kamat at Secretariat Porvorim.