“Cleanrooms in India are the best cleanrooms because we can make them out of any material,” said Ravi Kumar, founder of Cleanroom, an organisation that aims to supply cleanrooms and other materials to manufacturing companies.
“We can produce anything from plastic containers to plastic bags and it is very easy to make.”
The group of about 50 workers from the village of Kurukshetra, in Uttar Pradesh state, are in talks to open their first plant.
They will be working on two different products: a plastic container made from recycled polypropylene and a plastic bag made from plastic fibre, Kumar said.
“In the next five to 10 years, we will be able to produce products from plastic packaging.”
The organisation has been growing steadily in the past two years and plans to make more.
The factory will also be producing plastic bags, plastic food packaging and plastic bags of various colours, Kumar added.
According to Kumar, India is in a big market for recycled plastic.
“The country is now in need of cleanrooms,” he said.
He said that in the last few years, companies such as PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, J&M and Nestle have started making products using recycled plastics.
In a recent article, The Times of India reported that China is a leading market for plastic bags.
It reported that the government of China has recently announced plans to introduce regulations on plastic bags to make them more eco-friendly.
In India, the country has already started the process of phasing out plastic bags from its food supply chain, Kumar told the Times of Indians.
The organisation has also set up a separate company to manufacture plastics from polypropene.