The Technopark company gives a boost to the management of plastic waste

Allianz SE, a financial services company operating out of the Technopark campus here, has partnered with Plastic Fischer to remove plastic waste from the city’s canals, rivers and tributaries.

Around 16 tonnes of plastic have so far been collected from bodies of water in a pilot project launched at four sites. Three systems have been installed, two at Thampanoor Thodu and one at Ulloor Thodu and pre-installation work for the fourth site is currently underway at Pattom Thodu.

The initiative has already created permanent jobs for seven locals and aims to provide stable income to more than 25 people over the next three years.

Barbara Karuth-Zelle, board member and chief operating officer of Allianz SE, said the project aims to control flooding and prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean where it could pose a threat. for marine life.

Recyclable waste is separated from non-recyclable waste, which includes plastic bags and pouches with multiple layers of plastic. It is processed and transported to recycling plants and the non-recyclables go to cement manufacturing plants.

The pilot scheme for collecting non-biodegradable waste from Thiruvananthapuram water bodies is an effective system and a considerable amount of waste has already been collected from the facilities they have put in place. We look forward to replicating the system in other parts of the state,” said KT Balabhaskaran, Executive Director of Suchitwa Mission.

Bryce K. Locke