Over a period of few years, we have undertaken many green initiatives such as rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging, recycling of domestic and industrial wastewater, hazardous waste management and disposal, migration from fluorescent and metal halide lamps to energy efficient LED lamps, filter press for ETP sludge, and dry filtration system for colouring booth.
All the ideas implemented were the result of our sustained focus and commitment towards the environment and society.
Rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharging are complex projects. We hired an expert and conducted a detailed site survey to execute these projects. For recycling wastewater, we have set up effluent treatment plants and sewage treatment plants by closely working with industry experts. We have ensured that these plants cater to the required demands in terms of capacity and process quality.
Hazardous waste management and disposal is a crucial initiative to ensure that hazardous waste is scientifically stored and disposed of with minimal impact on the environment. We have earmarked dedicated locations, devised compliant storage methodology to store different kinds of hazardous wastes. The waste is regularly disposed of after following the prescribed procedure laid down by the government authorised agencies and with all necessary documentation.
We also decided to migrate from fluorescent and metal halide lamps to LED lamps considering energy efficiency and positive impact on the environment. We installed filter press for effluent treatment plants and dry filtration system for colouring booths after consulting with environmental consultants and filtration system experts respectively.
With 3.3-lakh litre storage tank, harvested water is used for gardening and landscaping. We have designed a system where not a single drop of water flows out of the facility. We also ensure that water flowing in from the adjacent national highway into our plant is recharged to the ground. This initiative also renews the groundwater table in the five-kilometre radius around our plant, thereby ensuring good water availability in the surrounding areas.
Recycling of wastewater also ensures lesser demand for freshwater drawn from the ground and secures long term sustainability of plant operations. Such an initiative ensures compliance with the statutory requirements, too.
Scientific management and disposal of hazardous waste ensure non-pollution of land, water and air. Energy efficient LED lamps have a longer life compared to fluorescent and metal halide lamps. It ensures lesser e-waste generation, disposal, and reduced power consumption.
Sludge from the effluent treatment plant was in semi-solid wet form during the initial process. By implementing a filter press, we ensured a more comfortable operation, no manual intervention, thus reducing the impact on human health. The sludge is compacted and dried, ensuring lesser amount of waste by weight and volume for landfill and thereby reducing the demand of creating more landfills.
Meanwhile, dry filters ensure that the air coming out of the process will have particulate matter size of less than 50 microns, thereby ensuring an ambient atmosphere not being polluted. For business, it is a step closer towards statutory compliance.
The best things that came out of these initiatives are fully compliant, safe and sustainable operations. It also reflects our concern for environment preservation for future generations.