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Greater Chennai Corporation launched Country’s first waste exchange platform.


www.madraswasteexchange.com that will help connect buyers and sellers of a different kind of solid waste.

Corporation commissioners G Prakash on Friday inaugurate the website which will be run on a pilot basis for the first three months. Based on the response from public and waste recyclers, more features will be added to the website, officials said.

Through the website, members of the public too can buy recycled products from the business. An android app with the same name will also be up and running soon, officials said. The concept will also help the civic body fulfill its long-term goal of achieving zero waste by adopting the concept of a circular economy in the waste organization.

Efforts are on to set up three bio-incinerator plants on a public-private partnership model to decrease the amount of waste going to the landfills.

While for now, only municipal solid waste will be handled through the platform, based on the response, the activity will be scaled up to include other waste like e-waste, construction and demolition waste, officials said adding it will be extended to other smart cities in the state too.

Greater Chennai Corporation launched Country’s first waste exchange platform.