THE SHAKTI PLASTIC INDUSTRIES: A Principal Practitioner Of Waste Management Services Across India
Waste management is one of the chief concerns that need awareness of society nowadays. Every now and then we see how plastic wastes, industrial non-biodegradables are harming not only the environment but the species living in them as well. The government has proposed a number of waste management initiatives like Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, which is dedicated to cleaning and securing a healthy environment for citizens of India. But the government alone cannot promulgate an idea without proper efforts from the nation. This particular vision of a sterilized environment gave birth to The Shakti Plastic Industries which one of the pioneers of plastic industries and recyclers of the same. The company has obtained an experience of 5 decades and boasts as the only company in India to recycle multi-layer plastic having well-equipped plant and machinery to handle all kinds of plastic waste.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
The company was brought to limelight in 1969 by Late Shri Vishwanath Podaar In Malad-West, Mumbai. Later, Mr.Vinod Podaar (Managing Director) took up the mantle and since then the company has been very instrumental towards expanding the business and eventually set its foot in India as one of the best in Waste management.
The Shakti Plastic Industries has a vast experience of almost fifty years, spanning three generations in waste management. The priority of “SHAKTI” is to adapt and meet the needs of a wide spectrum of clients and suit their requirements precisely. Its strength lies in its ability to strategize innovative ways of bringing environmental solutions in an environment-friendly manner which can help the communities and organizations to become sustainable.
A HUGE NETWORK FOR PROPER RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL OF ALL CATEGORIES OF WASTE
Shakti Plastic has kept pace with the flow of time and engaged itself in all modern methods of waste management. The company has authorized recycling centers at Palghar, Manor, in Maharashtra and has tie-ups with various registered recyclers in other states for e.g. BLS Ecotech in Rajasthan. Further, the company sends non-recyclable waste for disposal to energy plants, waste to roads and also uses pyrolysis for waste to fuel.
ADAPTIVE TO GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
The company is well acquainted with government initiatives like ‘The Sustainable Plastic Waste Management Plan’ in 2009 whose sole focus was to systematically and aggressively deal with the environmental threat emanating from non-biodegradable waste. Also, the ban on the use of plastic has been a successful systematic approach towards disposing of plastic and using it in construction of roads thus making the country free from plastic. Furthermore, the approach created a sense of responsibility in the minds of people to keep their surroundings clean and aid in creating a cleaner India.
CONTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS THE GROWTH OF THE COMPANY
Just like any other organization Shakti Plastic also has to do a lot of R&D on its techniques of waste management. Waste quantities, generation sources, and the associated characteristics are vital for the implementation of an effective plastic waste management mechanism in cities. Devising a plastic waste management plan and EPR models would lead to effective end-use and optimized production. Additionally, ULBs may also explore decentralized (ward wise) waste management models to ensure an enhanced implementation as suggested by the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
Moving ahead, Innovative funding mechanisms, incentives, subsidies for bio-based and recycled plastic product development, and other possible sustainable alternative solutions may help expedite the research and innovation capabilities along with market outreach. Plastic waste management has to be assessed on a case-tocase basis in conjunction with climate and geographical location. Sustainable plastic waste management solutions and alternatives call for effective stakeholder engagement and capacity building.
COMMUTED TO CHANGING MARKET TRENDS
One of the biggest challenges in the plastic recycling industry is incubating a cost-effective and efficient recycling process for the mixed plastic stream. However, designing plastic packaging and other plastic products with recycling in mind can play a significant role in facing this challenge.
In addition to that recycling of post-consumer flexible products and packaging impacts towards diverting of obsolete poly-wastes from landfills. Industry and policymakers can also help stimulate recycling activity by requiring or incentivizing the use of recycled resin versus virgin plastics.
A qualitative workforce that pushes them up to the stratosphere “Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” – Kevin Kruse”
Shakti Plastic motivates “teamwork” in every operation of the company. They encourage, appreciate, and reward excellence. The company incorporates three important directives to maintain harmony in their work culture i.e. diversity, effective communication, and idea-sharing. The company values its employees’ institutional knowledge and celebrate their success, as well as provide opportunities for them to enhance their skills, knowledge, and abilities.
ACCOLADES THAT SHOW THEIR RESILIENCE AND THRIVING OVER THE YEARS
The Shakti Plastic Industries is currently trending as one of the most approachable waste management firms in the market and this edge has conveyed them numerous awards and achievements. Out of those, the two most recognized accolades that have also given them exposure in the government sector are ‘Swacch Bharat Award’ by the Central Ministry and ‘Best Recycler Award’ both of which were honored to them not long ago.
Ahead on the road, Shakti Plastic is looking forward to having further nationwide growth in Waste Management Systems.
A VALUABLE GIVE BACK TO SOCIETY
Bringing smiles on faces is one of the most promising changes a man or an association can bring for the country. The Shakti plastic industries did not just invest itself towards generating revenue but have also catered to form an embellished society which shall show a better perspective of the country to the world. They have built bore wells at various villages to make water more accessible to people. Also, to promulgate a better standard of the rural areas the company has taken initiatives to educate and train underprivileged sections in computers, Sewing, Electrical Course and Personality Development. In addition to that, Shakti Plastic has taken tree plantation drives to ensure the country becomes greener. Moreover, it has its own charitable trust by the name of Smt. RADHADEVI PODAR TRUST which has taken the concern in providing educational and medical aids through its fully furnished medical centers.
VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS FOR SOCIETY TO UPHOLD
Waste management is one of the chief concerns of the society which requires the awareness of both the producer and the recycler. And to propagate this idea people’s attitude towards the environment needs to change first. The process further requires the co-operative efforts of all the segments like waste generation, primary collection, segregation, recycling, and final disposal. These practices comprise the affiliation of cautious generators, primary collectors of wastes, who are required to be trained in perfect segregation and recycling of such wastes, and scrap dealers are required to be motivated accordingly. Furthermore, industrialists also need to rethink their procedures for disposal of factory wastes and progress their services under proper regulations.
A TOKEN OF ADVICE FOR READERS
“Waste Management is the key to a better future for everybody – Turning Waste to Value”~ Mr.Vinod Podaar