Visit to the State Of Bavaria – Munich Segment
A delegation level meeting and interaction was held with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and media and Energy and Technology of the State Of Bavaria led by Mr .Ulrich K. Rieger Senior Official from International Affairs Office and LUB - Karnataka team led by Dr. Vaman Acharya, former Chairman- KSPCB, with Mr B. S. Srinivasan, Vice President LUB Karnataka.Visit to Construction and Demolition waste recycling plant of M/s. Ettengruber in Munich was equally educative.
The team observed the planning and execution of demolition of a 40 year old building, live. The team was briefed on the recovery of the useful material from the old building, their handling of the waste material and recoverable waste processing. The highlight of the operation was segregation of Concrete , Brick with other building material and crushing these to the required size to further use in the other construction activities such as roads, and pavements.
An interesting business opportunity emerged from this visit, that of manufacturing sand (MSand) in our own country. During a visit to Recycling Plant of ELV at Ingolstadt, an Audi approved recycle center, the team observed the extraction of reusable parts from the End Of Life Vehicle and its storing, shipment to service centers and accounting processes. Though the same is practiced in India, Germans surpass us in their dismantling process and their ability to maximize output with little damage to environment.