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The Kochi-chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) has decided to launch a project to address bio medical waste management in city apartments under the Clean City Movement. The project will be introduced on a pilot basis in 25 apartment complexes in July in coordination with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and treated at IMA’s biomedical waste treatment plant in Palakkad. The movement presently covers biodegradable and plastic waste but aims to provide a permanent solution for waste treatment in apartments. The biomedical waste will be collected either on a daily basis or on alternative days.

According to Credai, letters have been sent to 100 apartment associations for the pilot project. Apartments will be selected on first-come-first-serve basis. Each apartment complex will be charged 1,500 as registration fees and individual flats will have to pay 50 as monthly fee.

The project will be later extended to over 300 apartments in the city.

Last October, Credai-Kochi chapter had announced setting up a biomedical waste treatment plant in Kochi in association with IMA, similar to the one in Palakkad. Credai is, currently, in the process of identifying land to set up the plant. According to the association, the facility will have capacity to cover all apartments under the project once it begins operations.


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