Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company, Oil Marketing Companies, has announced that they have recycled 250 MT waste plastic to build a 27,000 SQM road using the novel Waste Plastic Road (WPR) Process developed by its Corporate Research & Development Centre (CRDC).
This initiative is one of the milestones to reduce any adverse impact on the environment and prevent its entry into the food chain.
In addition, this initiative is expected to help the organization meet its “Net Zero” emission targets & also help in making the “Swachh Bharat Mission” a grand success.
BPCL firmly believes that the scale-up of this initiative, across the nation’s road-building infrastructure mission, will not only address the issue of waste plastic management but also further reduce GHG emissions and boosts the Circular Economy.
To take this initiative forward, BPCL has recently ventured into using the WPR process of road making in one of its new Fuel Station, at Patan Sai near Mumbai, Maharashtra with a scale-up in near future.
Depending on the site conditions, approx. 50,000 Kg of waste plastic/km is utilized for a 6-meter-wide road. By usage of the WPR process, BPCL has developed road stretches across six states covering an area of about 27,032 SQM by utilization of 250 MT of mixed waste plastic