Manish Bhartia - Promoter & Managing Director cfloworld.com
The surge in infrastructure development has led to a sharp rise in demand for natural sand, creating a supply gap and putting strain on the environment. To address this issue, OEMs like us are actively seeking innovative ways to reduce reliance on virgin resources and are turning towards circular economy practices. We understand that the traditional linear model of “take, make, dispose” is not sustainable in the long run and are committed to finding more circular approaches.
The circular approachBy facilitating a greater shift from a linear to a circular economy, CFlo aims to address the increasing disparity between the demand and supply of river sand by offering superior and sustainable alternatives worldwide. Our core initiative involves championing the recycling and reuse of construction and demolition waste, thereby contributing to environmental conservation, and countering the depletion of natural sand resources.
As a frontrunner in delivering customized mineral beneficiation and waste recycling projects utilizing a variety of processing techniques, we take pride in introducing revolutionary and patented technologies that have revolutionized the construction, mining, and waste management industries on a global scale.
Investing in recycling C&D wasteConstruction activities produce 5-8% waste, which is often mindlessly dumped, harming the environment. Yet, this waste can be recycled and reused as sand & aggregates. To address this issue, there is an urgent need for more C&D waste recycling plants to efficiently process construction and landfill waste. It’s ironic that cities in India struggle with waste disposal while overlooking its potential as a valuable resource through recycling.
CFlo has been at the forefront of recycling Construction and Demolition waste, preserving natural sand resources, and transforming urban construction landscapes with patented technologies. We introduced India’s first recycling plant in Delhi in 2010, and our successful installations in Hyderabad, Pune, Thane, and Surat have furthered the cause. Our latest milestone, the 2000 TPD C&D Waste Recycling plant in New Delhi, is set to be Asia’s largest, addressing 40% of Delhi’s C&D Waste.
We have invested in advanced waste management solutions that are capable of processing assorted urban wastes such as Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D), legacy waste, bottom ash, railway ballast, and others into sustainable sand and green construction aggregates. To maximize the impact of the transformative sand solutions, we aim to become the preferred sourcing partner of the construction industry for ethically sourced sand.
Challenges & solutionsExceptional construction requires top-tier engineering and high-quality materials. With our country on the cusp of exponential infrastructure growth, a critical challenge arises - a widening gap between the demand and supply of natural sand, essential for urban development. To sustain this growth, it is imperative to explore environmentally friendly and renewable sources of sand.
Recognising the urgency of the situation, the Government of India instituted the Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste Management Rule, 2016 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, decreeing every Indian city to have Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling plants installed. As a result, we have witnessed a gradual yet steady proliferation of recycling facilities nationwide.
In the wake of an eco-conscious Construction Industry, tangible efforts are underway to tackle critical challenges like natural resource depletion and excessive reliance on fossil fuels. Embracing environmentally responsible practices is vital for a sustainable future. The government has also advanced its commitment by launching Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, with a focus on sustaining sanitation and solid waste management outcomes. This initiative aims to amplify the progress made and achieve the vision of a “Garbage-Free” urban India. Adopting a ‘waste to wealth’ mission and promoting recycled materials, like C&D waste, can bridge the resource gap. Government incentives and policies, stringent regulations, R&D investments, and public awareness campaigns are key drivers for the successful adoption and utilization of recycled materials.
Technologies and equipmentWe, being the visionary leader in waste management, offer comprehensive Integrated Waste Management Systems, seamlessly combining screening, sorting, and washing processes for efficient handling of diverse solid wastes. Our cutting-edge Advanced Integrated Processing Technology enables precise separation of waste materials, optimizing resource recovery. Additionally, we integrate Water Recycling and Treatment Solutions into our equipment, reducing water consumption, maximizing reuse, and minimizing operating costs and environmental impact. With a focus on sustainability, our technologies are designed for low energy consumption, ensuring cost-effectiveness and reduced carbon footprint.
In the current economic and social context, with rising material costs, depleting natural resources, and a focus on sustainable practices, leveraging technology is vital to create the sustainable construction materials of the future. Our waste recycling solutions are tailored to support the industry in transforming Construction and Demolition waste into high-quality sand and aggregates, contributing significantly to resource conservation and a more environmentally friendly construction sector.