- 03 Sep 2019
- 2 min read
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched the first-ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Varanasi.
- Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has also started manufacturing of plastic-mixed handmade paper.
- It is being manufactured under KVIC’s project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic in Nature).
- In this project, the waste plastic is collected, cleaned, chopped, beaten and treated for softness.
- Later it is mixed with the paper raw material in a ratio of 80 % (pulp) and 20% (plastic waste).
- It will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.
- It will reduce the cost of production, and will also help to solve the problem of shortage of clays for pottery making.
- The initiative is launched by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
- REPLAN stands for REducing PLastic in Nature.
- It aims to make carry bags by mixing processed and treated plastic waste with cotton fibre rags in the ratio 20:80.
- The made paper is found to have good strength and durability
- It can be used to make paper bags, fine tissues and other paper-based items.
- Terracotta is a type of ceramic pottery.
- Terracotta is made by baking terracotta clay.
- In fact, the word “terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “baked earth.”
- It is often used for making pipes, bricks, and sculptures.