cast construction products with advanced wet technology to enable the efficient sorting of C&D waste, crushing, washing to remove any contamination and screening. The recycled material obtained in the form of recycled sand and aggregate can be utilized in mortar and concrete grade mixes used for construction, while pre-cast products include bricks, pavers, tiles and kerb stones which can be used in construction, thus closing the loop in the circularity in the construction industry. The plant under the guidance of KMC will engage with the local community, NGOs, social enterprises, and educational institutes to promote this sustainable C&D waste management system in the city.
Mr. Firhad Fakim, Mayor, Kolkata, said, “I am thrilled to witness my vision come to fruition. Re Sustainability brings Kolkata’s first C&D waste recycling facility putting a necessary end to the reckless dumping of construction and demolition waste in water bodies, which has been causing chaos and health hazards. This facility not only eliminates the hazardous practice of waste dumping but also promotes circularity by transforming waste into valuable resources such as paver blocks, tiles, and roads. We strongly believe in the principle of waste to wealth and the potential of utilizing waste for power generation, fertilizer production, and supporting industries that use conventional sources while also saving costs. By utilizing legacy waste to create wealth, we will witness more CNG cars on Kolkata roads and unprecedented progress for the state. I urge the citizens to make the most of this service. This recycling facility marks the beginning of a new revolution in our city towards a cleaner and greener future for all”.
‘’As a comprehensive sustainability solutions provider, we advocate sustainable growth and want to lead it by supporting the development of the Indian economy across sectors including residential and commercial real estate. Our C&D waste vertical is focused on promoting environmental conservation and sustainable building solutions by reducing the use of quarried resources including rock and river sand and advocate for sustainable building materials with ease of recyclability. The waste recycling plant in Kolkata will play a crucial role in addressing the city’s daily production of 1600 tonnes of C&D waste, while also meeting the construction industry’s need for sustainable materials and conserving landfill space”, said Mr. Masood Mallick, CEO, Re Sustainability.
This is a significant milestone in Kolkata’s waste management efforts, providing a much-needed solution to the growing problem of C&D waste. With the plant set to be fully operational from May 2, 2023, Re Sustainability is leading the way in driving circularity in Kolkata’s construction sector and plans to set up similar facilities in major urban geographies of India in the future, two under construction, set to be operational in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year. The company has managed to recover a significant 92% of recycling efficiency (diversion from landfill) for its construction and demolition (C&D) waste vertical waste through its efficient wet processing methods. Re Sustainability was also involved in managing the Supertech Tower demolition project, Noida where they successfully handled a massive amount of 30,000 tonnes of C&D waste.