At Piramal Glass Jambusar facility, disposal of food waste from canteen was a huge challenge. To counter this, the HR AET (Area Effectiveness Team) came up with an innovative idea to plough these food-wastes back for factory purposes rather than dumping it outside. Thus a “Food waste disposal system” was recently deployed, whereby biodegradable wastes from canteen such as vegetable peels, cooked food etc. were fed to a commercially available “Bio-digester” in order to generate methane gas.
This gas is then used as fuel for making canteen food and the secondary output which is a liquid fertilizer is used for gardening purposes within the factory premises. The gas generated is approximately 10% of the weight of food-wastes coming from the canteen where nearly 1100 employees are served food & snacks on a daily-basis. Piramal Glass has become amongst the pioneers in the Indian glass packaging companies by executive this noble initiative thus contributing to clean environment.