“Never Compromise quality and pricing just to close orders and make profits. working in such a passionate field, one must remember it’s not just business. It’s a responsibility towards the environment for taking care of it and innovating more and more efficient ways towards the act of REDUCE RECYCLE REUSE”
Kounal M Yele ( Dierctor & CCO) LARCO India Pvt Ltd had a chat on various verticals they are working on and how we all should take individual efforts towards environmental conservation on the occasion of World Environment Day
In upcoming days wastewater recycling & solid waste management will have a main concern looking at the availability of dumping grounds for waste disposal & 17 percent of the world population with access only to 4 percent of freshwater…may rise war conditions if no action is taken in time.
1. How can you brief us on LARCO working Journey?
We at an early age established our mother company M/s Crown Chemicals In 1998 which manufactured automobile antifreeze but as time passed our focus shifted to the production of chemicals supporting water waste treatment, as we went deep into Research and Development. we started a new division specially focused on water & wastewater management. That is now known as LARCO India Pvt Ltd. As we were evolving and growing as an organization, we also started R & D in Solid waste management and composting.
2. How Can wastewater be recycled entirely?
The way we can make it happen is to adapt Zero Liquid Discharge technologies in our commercial and industrial facilities. What happens if we as human nature, look for low-cost recycling technologies. The whole organization adapting these technologies become totally independent of the payable water supply sources available in the market and they start reusing each and every drop available with them for years which adequately is going to result in the availability of fresh water all around.
3. Why are you guys are promoting Rainwater Harvesting?
Rainwater harvesting is another great opportunity that we can commercially adapt to become totally independent from paid water and water bills. We have tones of examples of corporate paying lac per month of water bill just to fulfill their daily need for water in their production lines, but after adapting rainwater harvesting they have been using free water delivered by clouds all around the year saving their money and increasing their efficiency solving their financial management.
4. Why Solid Waste Management is so a serious subject?
In Solid waste management, we are proud to say that we have developed more than 200 species of microbial culture & enzymes that can degrade compostable waste in the fastest and the easiest way possible. Talking about-degradable goods like plastic and effort like hydrolysis & plastic recycling is already been made and improved, but we need to look at and improve the speed of sorting these kinds of waste is which in today's day compared to the speed of waste generation is very slow. Automation in the sorting line must be introduced on a large scale which will result in the fewer requirements for dumping ground, reduction in long-distance smelly areas, and localities around the dumping
5. What are the long-term goals and future plans of LARCO?
We as an organization also have future plans of growth, listing our company for public fundraising, We are planning to develop our country’s own Water Filtration Membrane, which India has been Importing from China, Germany, and other countries. In India importing is 3 times more expensive and we are dependent on the available size & specifications of these companies, so within this year, we will plan to develop our country’s most awaiting Ultrafiltration & Reverse Osmosis Membrane facility. Which in turn will result in large-scale water recycling facilities at a much low cost.
At this age of advancement in technology and education, our country has more than 1 lac companies working in the field of water and wastewater management….what matters is the attitude behind running such organizations. Being in the market since 1998 we went through a lot of situations where we leave an order just because the client requires a low-cost showcase model just to get legal environmental clearance from the pollution control board. We principally work with the parties who are genuinely interested in setting up a scientifically designed recycling plant and not only setting it up but also are wanting to run for the purpose it has been designed on a long-term base for getting the profitable benefits out of it.