As a sustainable solution to waste and its struggle with a garbage disposal system, the Marine Conservation and Monitoring Unit of Sri Lanka Navy recently introduced a new methodology for plastic recycling.
Accordingly, the newly constructed and first of its kind Naval Pre Treatment Centre for Plastic Recycling was declared opened at Naval Detachment Anawasala in Kalpitiya in the Northwestern Naval Command by the Commander Northwestern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Sujeewa Perera and senior officials of the MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. Commanding Officer SLNS Vijaya, Captain Prabath Rathugamage, Senior Staff Officer Naval Marine Conservation and Monitoring Unit, Lieutenant Commander Kasun Nuwarapaksha, naval officers, members of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, officers from the government institutions and residents of the area were also present on this occasion.
The MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd had sponsored this Pre Treatment Centre for Plastic Recycling that is operated with no motives of profit making. The residents in the region can handover their plastic waste to this centre, for which they are offered a reasonably high price. Following the initial recycling process the compressed substance is channeled to other agents who undertake further recycling into this plastic waste.