Seized drugs with an estimated value of around INR 5000 Crore safely disposed by Mumbai Waste Management Limited (MWML) at their Common Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) facility in Taloja.
Shri.Lakhmi Gautam, Joint Commissioner of Police , Crime, Mumbai, Shri.Dilip Patil Bhujbal, Spl.Inspector General of Police, CID, Pune, Shri.Pankaj Deshmukh, Superintendent of police, EOW, CID, Pune and Shri.Prakash Jadhav, DCP, Anti Narcotic Cell, Mumbai, graced the drug disposal project.
MWML exhibits meticulous handling and disposal of hazardous waste, adhering to legal procedures and robust safety protocols, promoting sustainable and efficient waste management practices.
Mumbai, 03 June 2023 : In a collective effort to reinforce their dedication to environmental preservation and responsible waste management practices, Mumbai Waste Management Limited (MWML), A Re Sustainability company, aligns with Government of Maharashtra’s ‘Mission 30 days’ against narcotics to safeguard the disposal of seized drugs worth approx INR 5000 Crore at their Common Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) in Taloja. With the necessary No Objection Certificate (NOC) granted by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), MWML is authorized to dispose of 2442 Kg of drugs at their facility. This disposal process strictly adheres to the Hazardous & Other Wastes (M&TM) Rules, 2016.
Drugs bear not only a human cost but also pose an ecological burden. Improper disposal or release of these substances into the environment can lead to contamination of water sources, soil, and ecosystems, potentially harming wildlife and plant life. The drug incineration undertaking, attended by Shri.Lakhmi Gautam, Joint Commissioner of Police , Crime, Mumbai, Shri.Dilip Patil Bhujbal, Spl.Inspector General of Police, CID, Pune, Shri.Pankaj Deshmukh, Superintendent of police, EOW, CID, Pune and Shri.Prakash Jadhav, DCP,Anti Narcotic Cell, Mumbai , signifies the paramount importance of this initiative, marking it as a crucial step towards a drug-free, cleaner and safer Mumbai.
MWML, under the supervision of the competent authority and in strict compliance with legal procedures, took complete responsibility for the proper handling and disposal of the seized material at the CHWTSDF facility. Every necessary precaution was taken at the CHW TSDF (Commom Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility) to ensure meticulous handling and disposal of the hazardous waste.
“We recognize the standing of this project within the hazardous waste value chain, as it signifies a critical stride towards sustainable and efficient waste management. We are pleased to be a part of Governemnt of Maharashtra’s ‘Mission 30 days’. By implementing responsible disposal practices and promoting environmentally friendly solutions, we are actively contributing to the preservation of our planet and the well-being of our communities. This commitment aligns with our vision for a greener future and reinforces our dedication to driving positive change in the field of comprehensive environment management.”, said Mr. Masood Mallick, CEO, Re Sustainability.
Last financial year, Re Sustainability safely managed over 1.2 Million Tons of hazardous substances and wastes through various methods such as multi-stage incineration, physico-chemical stabilisation, encapsulation, secured landfilling and recovery of alternative fuels and raw materials.
About Re Sustainability Limited:
Re Sustainability Limited (ReSL), a KKR-backed company, is one of Asia’s leading providers of comprehensive environmental management services.
ReSL offers a whole gamut of environmental services and infrastructure solutions under various categories such as waste management (hazardous, municipal, and biomedical), MAR POL, construction waste, and e-waste; waste to energy; recycling (sewage, paper, plastic, and integrated waste); environmental solutions (remediation, ETPs, and wastewater treatment); automated car park management; and facilities management.
ReSL has a growing global footprint, including over 85 operating locations spread across India, Singapore, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Tanzania, and the USA. With over 25 years of operational history, the organisation has a dominant presence across the entire waste value chain and has been a long-standing partner in the environmental solutions space for its customers.