Kalhari to Modernise Sri-Lankan Recycling

Kalhari Enterprises, a waste recycling specialist in Sri Lanka plans to take a major step in resolving the rubber and fabric-waste recycling problems of Sri Lankan companies. Qualified in plastics and rubber recycling, Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman and Managing Director of the Kalhari Group has begun negotiations with European and Indian companies to acquire the latest technology to convert rubber and fabric-waste into usable material or products.

Explaining the company’s philosophy, Chairman of the company Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa said, “At Kalhari we strive to satisfy our customers by providing goods and services to exacting standards, and to empower rural Sri Lanka by protecting the environment and providing as many people as possible with a livelihood.”

“In the developed world, waste recycling has become one of today’s most pressing needs. Fifty years ago, waste could be safely buried or incinerated. Today the situation is quite different because of the varied composition of waste as well as the huge quantities.”

Kalhari began operations in 2003 with the recycling of PET bottles and has now grown to a group of four companies engaged in the export of recycled tyre-waste, fabric-waste, rubber-waste, post-consumer PET bottles and steel-dust. The Kalhari Group has its centralised management centre and processing plant in Heiyantuduwa, Biyagama, with two other factories in Mahara and Minuwangoda.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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