FeelGood EcoNurture

MLP Cable covering

FeelGood EcoNurture LLP and Adani Electricity combine forces to reduce carbon and save costs

The use of cables for expanding and improving infrastructure is essential. However, the concrete protection for these underground-based cables was ready for a new approach. The weight of the existing concrete blocks contributed to logistics issues while breakage during transportation was common. Damaged concrete blocks can impact operational efficiency, while their creation emits large amounts of CO2.

A joint initiative by FeelGood EcoNurture LLP and Adani Electricity in Mumbai, India, is addressing this challenge.

Protecting cables while protecting the planet

The project saw the development of a new style plastic cable covering using 100% post-consumer multi-layered plastics packaging waste (MLP).

“Innovation is key to sustainability. By repurposing waste into valuable resources, we pave the way for a greener future.”

Engineering Team Lead

In addition to reducing the carbon footprint of the previous blocks, they are lighter and provide greater coverage. In addition, they are economically viable and fully recyclable – thus promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship. The MLP-created plastic cable coverings are providing:

  1. Eco-friendly design: Drastically reduces carbon footprint by using 100% post-consumer multi-layered plastics packaging waste
  2. Lightweight construction: Weighs three times less than cement alternatives, easing transportation and handling
  3. Efficient coverage: Covers three times the area, maximising utility and minimising material usage
  4. Cost-effective and sustainable: Provides economic viability while adhering to environmental principles
  5. Logistics optimisation: Reduces transportation expenses owing to its lightweight composition
  6. Exceptional durability: Surpasses concrete blocks in longevity, ensuring long-term reliability
  7. Environmental stewardship: Achieves sustainability goals by fully utilising MLP waste, contributing to environmental preservation

“Efficiency is not just about cutting costs; it’s about maximising value. Our lightweight solution reduces expenses while enhancing environmental stewardship.”

Logistics Manager

Innovation yields results

Implementing the innovative plastic cable covering from 100% MLP has yielded remarkable results. A substantial reduction in carbon footprint has been achieved, and the project has also led to significant cost savings due to reduced logistics expenses.

Total carbon saving = 41376.13 KgCO2e per kilometre

Total cost saving = 2.5% of total value

Furthermore, the enhanced durability of the cable covering has ensured long-term reliability, surpassing concrete blocks in performance. The project’s commitment to sustainability has been evident through the efficient utilisation of MLP waste, which contributes to environmental preservation. Three key benefits have been realised:

  1. Environmental impact: It has contributed to reducing plastic waste, promoting recycling practices, and effectively lowering the carbon footprint.
  2. Economic impact: The lighter weight of the blocks has led to decreased logistics costs, rejections and faster installation, enhancing economic efficiency.
  3. Social impact: Introducing an innovative waste management solution has positively impacted the environment and society.

Overall, the successful outcome of this project highlights the potential for eco-friendly solutions to address challenges while promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship.

“Sustainability is not a choice; it’s a responsibility. Our project demonstrates the power of collective action in tackling environmental challenges.”

Environmental Scientist

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