City mulls over new options for waste processing – India

Posted on May 29, 2012 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal

The Hindu : Cities / Kochi : City mulls over new options for waste processing.

There are some complications here that I hope the reviewers are aware of.
For plastic to be converted to manure, it has to be a compostable plastic material.  THis requires a special plastic material to be used to make the plastics from in the first place.  Many bioplastics are compostable under commercial composting conditions.  Petroleum plastics are not.  If the plastics are not compostable plastics, they will not convert to manure.
Conversion to liquid fuel can be done with most plastics yes.
Disposal in a Waste to Energy plant is also a good option to eliminate plastic.  But it is not low cost to set up and requires all the waste plastic to be collected and sent to the WTE plant.  How would that be achieved if it is lying as litter everywhere now?