Ceramic Waste: A major problem in India.

Ceramic Tiles today have turned into an essential part of home improvement. It can have a colossal effect on the manner in which your insides and outsides of house look and express. The Indian tile industry, regardless of the slowdown of the economy, keeps on developing at a solid 15% per annum. Investments over the most recent 5 years have totaled over Rs. 5000 crores. The general market size of the Indian ceramic tile industry is roughly Rs 18,000 crore (FY12). The production during 2011-12 remained at approx. 600 million square meters. India ranks in the top 3 list of countries in terms of tile production in the world.

One of the most serious problems of the world today is related to the removal of waste and to discover the answer for reusing it. Various waste materials are generated from manufacturing processes, service industries, construction and demolition works, and municipal solid wastes.

Ceramic materials contribute the most astounding level of squanders within the construction and demolition sites which is about 54%. It is anticipated that about 30% of everyday production of ceramic materials in India change into wastage and this sum compasses to millions ton for each year. This waste isn’t reused in any structure at present. So practically they are regarded as useless and cause environmental and disposal problems.

There are various researches that are being carried out to utilize solid wastes (like ceramic tiles) in the construction industry. The vast majority of them (researches) are related to using these wastes (solid) in concrete. This will lead to the utilization of wastes as well as reduction of usage of naturally occurring construction materials which in turn are depleting the natural resources.

According to a report, the global demand for ceramic tiles market was valued at around USD 72.0 billion in 2014. It is highly expected to stretch around USD 120 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 9.0% between 2015 and 2020. In terms of volume, the global ceramic tiles market stood at 13.0 billion square meters in 2014. It is estimated that nearly 2,50,000 tons of tiles wear out every year, and another 10 crore tiles have manufacturing defects which go into repairs.

Mr. Shashank Nimkar, a postgraduate student at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad had developed a very innovative process to recycle ceramic wastes. He made eco-friendly tableware out of ceramic wastes. The composition of tableware is 70% recycled ceramic and 30% fresh clay. Gradually his experiments began to show some promising results. After this, he further planned to use 50% of recycled ceramic instead of 70% so that it can be produced in bulk. This innovative process targets the reduction of mining resources used to make ceramic products and productive disposal of waste through recycling. Which proves to be energy & cost-effectiveness and quick casting time for production. The product quality is at par with traditional ceramics.

Reusing solid waste has been a very big challenge for India, and Eco-friendly tableware is one of the ways in which we can counter such a challenge. So if there is a challenge so must be the solution. Today we have one such solution but tomorrow we might have tons of solution for the same through your help. So join us at Bot ‘N Brains as an innovation catalyst and make India a better place.

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