Government considers making scrap recycling, organised sector

Infrastructure Energy

The Ministry of Mines has recently issued the National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020, covering key non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc and lead.

The framework has been released with the objective to promote a formal and well-organised recycling ecosystem in the country, which is currently highly unorganised with heavy dependence on imported scrap. It aims to produce high-quality scrap for quality secondary production, thus minimising the dependence on imports and encouraging economic wealth creation, job creation and increased contribution to GDP through metal recycling.

This framework is also seen to be prepared against the backdrop of the upcoming Vehicle Scrappage Policy for automobiles, which will en