Recycling Venture

Jan 20, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Kalhari Group has tied up with Epsi Computers for safe disposal of electronic waste which will be exported for recycling, a statement said.

œElectronic waste is a new area for us,” Rajapaksa said. “We expect to provide Sri Lankans the facility to easily dispose of their electronic waste including computers and mobile phones.

Kalhari aims to expand the collection of e-waste to the entire country and has already lined up major players in the industrial sector who are e-waste generating companies as potential partners, he added.

Kalhari Group, which now exports around 200 tonnes of waste material a month, is one of the main companies recycling and exporting PET bottles and plastic waste.

Its recycling business includes waste from the tyre, latex, garment and steel industries.

The group consists of five companies and exports recycled waste material to several countries including China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan. Kalhari Group has joined with Hong Kong’s Li tong Group for the recycling of ‘e-waste’.

Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority has approved the export of 360 tonnes of waste electrical