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.