Sri Lanka’s Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC has built an ‘Effluent Treatment Plant’ at its factory in Horana.
This new facility, the company says will help purify 750 cubic meters of its effluent per day, which emanates from its production activities.
Rs. 25 million worth ‘Effluent Treatment Plant’ will also help the firm to recycle the waste water (effluent) of the plant, thus helping the local environment.
The new ETP was inaugurated with the participation of Parliamentarian Vidura Wickramayake, Deputy High Commissioner of India in Srilanka and several other officials including from the BOI.
Piramal Glass, which has its manufacturing plant located in Horana, has the capacity to produce 250 tons of glass per day and in terms of bottles, it can produce over 225 million bottles per year.
The company says, its bottle manufacturing is also an environment friendly process.
“Broken Glass (known as “Cullet” in the glass industry) is also used as a raw material in the manufacturing process” added the firm in a statement issued.
According to Piramal Glass Ceylon, annually it consumes almost 20,000 tons of broken glass collected from all parts of the country at a cost of over Rs.100 million.
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