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Tesla's Blackhole machine to tackle mountains of waste in Ladakh

Think Change India
30th Aug 2018
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To tackle the garbage crisis in Ladakh, Bengaluru-based Tesla has come up with a ‘Blackhole’ machine that works without fuel or electricity, and converts all waste, except glass, into ash.

For clean India to work, waste management is a priority. We see mountains of garbage piling up across the country every day with no proper disposal method in place. Even the most beautiful tourist destinations are struggling to tackle the garbage issue.

Plastic bottles strewn around near Pangong Tso

Ladakh, known as the Land of High Passes, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India; it sees nearly three lakh tourists every year. The increased tourist inflow generates nearly 15-16 tonnes of trash per day, according to reports.

The garbage is mostly found in a narrow arc covering the popular tourist haunts of Nubra Valley in north-west Ladakh and Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri in the east. Due to geographic reasons, it is economically not possible to take all the trash to the plains and deposit it there.

To tackle the garbage crisis before it’s too late, Bengaluru-based company Tesla (an arm of US-based Tesla Green) has come up with a ‘Blackhole’ machine to swallow the piles of garbage that have infested the region, reports The Better India.

An innovative and unique waste disposal technology, it will form the backbone of a much-needed waste disposal system not just in Ladakh, but also other tourist locations across India. It has been named ‘Blackhole’ due to its ability to literally swallow the entire waste pile. It works without fuel or electricity and converts all waste, except glass, into ash.

Tesla’s ‘Blackhole’ machine

Avny Lavasa, Leh Deputy Commissioner, in an interview, said:

"We have placed orders with Bengaluru-based Tesla Energy for a plant with a daily capacity of one tonne and expect it in 2-3 months. All of us have put our heads together. The BRO (Border Roads Organisation) has assured to buy the ash for building roads."

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