On the occasion of World Environment Day, BASF, with the support of the Pune Municipal Corporation, announced the launch of its pilot composting project. The project aims at promoting composting of source-separated organic waste in certified compostable and fully biodegradable bags. “Through this project we wish to promote composting as the most effective and efficient method for organic waste management. Further, the launch of this joint project in conjunction with World Environment Day aptly exemplifies the theme ‘Green Economy: Does it include you?’ as it serves to demonstrate how a community can contribute to and benefit from a sustainable future,” said Dr. Tobias Haber, Head, Specialty Plastics Asia Pacific, BASF.
As part of the project launch, composting awareness booths were stationed in two residential complexes in Pune. Certified compostable and fully biodegradable bags made of BASF’s Ecovio were distributed to residents, to source-separate organic waste. The compostable bags made of Ecovio with source separated organic waste were collected and transported to an industrial composting site the next day. Speaking about this initiative, Mr. Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia said, “BASF is committed to creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Through this pilot project, we aim to showcase our efforts and contribution in the biodegradable plastics segment to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse emissions. It is a privilege to partner Pune Municipal Corporation towards promoting a green initiative on the special occasion of World Environment Day.”
Tags: BASF Ecovio, Ecoflex®, composting, biodegradable polymers
Source: Bioplastic innovations, 2012-06-15.