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National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020

National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020:

The Ministry of Mines has issued a National non-ferrous metal scrap recycling framework, 2020 in a bid to cut down the scrap imports. It also seeks to use a life cycle management approach for better efficiency in the mineral value chain process.

Objectives of the Recycling Framework:

  • To work towards economic wealth creation, job creation, and increased contribution to GDP through metal recycling.
  • To promote a formal and well-organized recycling ecosystem by adopting energy-efficient processes.
  • To minimize the effect of end-of-life products on landfills and environmental pollution by promoting an environmentally sound recycling system.
  • To evolve a responsive ecosystem by involving all stakeholders.

Implementation Guidelines:

  • The framework envisages the setting up a central Metal Recycling Authority to facilitate the recycling of metals.
  • The government will work towards establishing standards for the Quality of scrap used for recycling.
  • A mechanism for registration of segregation, dismantlers, recyclers, collection centers, etc. will be developed to promote recycling to an organized sector
  • It is proposed to set up Urban Mines, envisaged as a location to collect and hold large quantities of similar materials.
  • An Online market platform/ exchange platform for recycled/secondary metal will be developed.
  • Recyclers may explore the possibility of entering into collection contracts with industrial and commercial establishments.
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