"In 1996, there were demands for a ban on plastic. Our entire livelihood depended on plastic as we manufacture plastic bags for company called K K Polyflex. We also had about 100-odd employees working with us. So we thought of researching on alternate uses of plastic." We were thinking for a solution to reduce the harm caused by our manufactured products, we realized that bitumen and plastic both belong to the petroleum family and both are non-bio-degradable. I started thinking of ways to use them together and judicially," says Khan as he goes down the memory lane.
During their research, the Khan Brothers realized that plastic could be used along with bitumen to make roads. Then Mr. Rasool's son Mr. Amjad Khan, who was then studying chemical engineering at RV College of Engineering, was asked to take this up as a sponsored research project. After two years of research work, Mr. Amjad concluded that it was feasible to use bitumen-plastic in laying roads. Next, they needed the approval from experts in highway Engineering. Highway Engineering Prof. Justo and Prof. Veerraghavan from the Bangalore University, took special interest in the idea and studied it. Now, they had to get the approval of Central Road Research Institute, Delhi. The brothers met the then Karnataka Honorable Chief Minister, shri. S M Krishna. Thanks to the CM's encouragement, Mr. Khans' laid their first plastic waste road in front of Rajarajeshwarinagar front gate in 2002.
In 2003-04, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BBMP to lay 250 km of roads. From then on, the journey of our company began.
"Ahmed and I want people to understand that plastic can be our friend," he says. "If it is completely banned, people will be compelled to switch to paper and cloth and that would destroy all our trees in less than two years. By using plastic to fill potholes, this artificial material can cause no more damage. Alternatively, when you recycle plastic, you're prolonging its life"
Holds the degree in Bachelor of Commerce and has outstanding 30 years of experience of owning 5 companies managing plastic polymer. He executes multiple roles in various capacities, as; Trustee Delhi Public Schools; Youth Congress General Secretary (1978 — 1982); Tax Consultant (1984 — 1990); Government of India's Telecom advisory member (5 years) and; Board of Directors for the Central Pollution Control Board.
Their sincere efforts has been recognised in various national and international forums bagging him, Crisil Award for excellence in municipal initiative for the year (2004 — 2005), Real Heroes Award by Reliance Company and CNN-IBN, and Best Practices Award for 2004 — 2005 by Karnataka Government, etc.
A self-learned with 18 years of experience in plastic waste management with strong background of knowledge in polymers. He has innovated K. K. Poly blend, the material which is used in Road Construction, along with Mr. Ahmed Khan. He has dedicated his 15 years for the company promoting the technology, liasioning with government organisations, project planning and management.
Their sincere efforts has been recognised in various national and international forums bagging him, Crisil Award for excellence in municipal initiative for the year (2004 — 2005), Real Heroes Award by Reliance Company and CNN-IBN, and Best Practices Award for 2004 — 2005 by Karnataka Government.
Dynamic and result driven with 15 years of comprehensive business management back ground persistent in achieving goals that leads to professional success. He has 15 years of experience in manufacturing polymers gaining him a rich experience on polymers. He is serving as Director of M/s K. K. Polyflex Ltd. which is plastic bags manufacturing unit. Also he is Managing Partner of M/s K. K. Polychem which manufacturers' fillers, master batch, anti-static agents, anti-block, polymer processing aids, since 2005 with 25 employees.