Fuel from plastic

For his latest venture, entrepreneur Sivaraj Muthuraman has found a better use for the plastic waste that usually makes its way into landfills

Sivaraj Muthuraman made headlines a couple of years ago, when he designed and developed the concept of an eco-friendly three-seater cab which runs on solar power. The project did not take off on a larger scale, due to various reasons. He then established Tea2Go, employing teapreneurs who sell tea on bicycles, and more recently, he launched Veg2Go, an 80-seater restaurant for south Indian vegetarian breakfast and meals, at a nominal cost.

“Looking at my ventures, my dad was unhappy and said, Enna da rombo local aah pore? How will I find a bride for a tea seller?” chuckles Sivaraj. “I am a man of ideas and concepts. And I don’t stop with ideas, but go on to implement it. I always get my hands dirty. I come up with concepts that are eco-friendly and focus on saving the environment, and at the same time, are of value to humans,” he says. He is now all set to launch his next venture, Junky Chew, a waste management company, along with Sai Ramya, a social entrepreneur.

“We share a collective mission to do something meaningful to save our environment. To begin with, we will be setting up collection centres to collect waste materials which people wish to dispose of, and this will be sent to our yard in Madhuravoyal,” he says. The Junky Chew collection centres will be set up in all Tea2Go outlets (there are 20 across the city), with four boxes, one each for old newspapers, plastic items, e-waste and old gadgets, and non-disposable plastic.....Read more


Source web page: The hindu

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