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MRAI's premier event to highlight importance of recycling
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4 May 2022, 16:38 IST
MRAI's premier event to highlight importance of recycling

Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI) to host 9th IMRC conference from 5th - 7th May 2022 in Delhi at Leela Convention Centre, Shahdra, Delhi to address the growing concerns and discuss the roadmap to make India a green superpower by 2030.

The conference is meticulously planned to focus on various topics and sessions such as
Circular Economy - the way forward; End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) the road ahead;
Decoding the Secondary Steel market; A Paradigm Shift of BIS in Non-ferrous; Paper
Recycling; EPR on Plastic Recycling; E-Waste - time to synergize; etc.

While highlighting the theme of the 9th IMRC, Sanjay Mehta, President, MRAI said that "Indian government's policy thrust on the circular economy becomes an important step to acknowledge the power of recycling. With this, we are very confident that 'Recovery and
Reuse of waste will play the key role in India's growth story at the time when India is moving towards the manufacturing intensive green economy"

In the Inaugural Session on "Making India a Global Recycling Hub" will be the key feature of the event. "Recycling remains at a low while waste products are growing in volumes. The business prospects for the future are correspondingly high. As of now, only select items like batteries, metals, plastics are being recycled, but with changes in policies and regulations India can create ample opportunities for India to be a HUB for recycling", added Sanjay Mehta, President, Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI).

"India's manufacturing industries work alongside the government to achieve carbon neutrality by 2070. Most companies would be going to the war room and finding ways to
immediately, & radically transform themselves - either by replacing their source of energy (if it's fossil fuel-driven), and /or curtailing emissions at every stage of their production processes." Mr. Dhawal Shah, Sr Vice President, MRAI

The event will see vital panel discussions on topics like "Indian E-waste Industry- Time to Synergize, ELV the Road ahead, A Paradigm Shift: BIS Standards, Plastic Recycling to
align with Advance Technology, Circular Economy: The Way Forward, and more. Talking about the event Mr. Amar Singh Secretary-General MRAI shared, "The 9th edition of IMRC is
being held at e key juncture when Indian eco-system is turning towards e-mobility and people are looking for answers about battery recycling or the correct way to dispose of e-waste. IMRC aims to create awareness and spread knowledge about recycling various materials and its benefits to the Indian government".

"Secondary steel manufacturers are playing a vital role in making India Atmanirbhar in the steel sector." Zain Nathani, Director, MRAI. The secondary steel industry uses environmentally friendly raw materials such as recycled ferrous scrap and will be a key driver in assisting the Government of India in achieving the objectives and targets set out in the "Vision 2047" document- a blueprint for the next 25 years. Seminar on Circular Economy: The Way Forward will carry the discussion on finding ways to reuse, redesign, and refurbish, a product that keeps much of that value. "Circular economy keeps resources such as products, materials, and energy in the economic system for as long as possible and at the "highest value" possible" opined Prabhjot Sodhi, Director, MRAI. Today globally, it is the time of the hour to pursue a circular economy approach; which forces everyone to rethink, reimagine the way we produce, consume, and dispose of products; about products, by changing product design and production processes and systems. Talking about opportunities and challenges in the recycling of EV Batteries in India Mr. ALN Rao, Director, MRAI & CEO of Exigo Recycling Pvt. Ltd. said "The potential for recovering critical metals and minerals like cobalt, lithium, nickel, and manganese from used and discarded Li-ion batteries are going to play a significant role to make India self-sustainable in LIB sector". According to Commodore Sujeet Samaddar, NM (Retd), Former Senior Consultant (Industry), NITI Aayog & Advisor, MRAI ELV recycling could generate 9 MMT, 2.2 MMT of Ferrous & Aluminum scrap by 2030. Further Mr. Ulhas Parlikar, the Director, quoted "The processing of the plastic waste can be done with the support of advanced technology on a common scale and then the same is made available to these small industries to produce granules that meet the desired virgin quality standard". While highting the importance ot e-waste and its session at IMRC, ALN Rao said that "India is the third-largest producer of e-waste after China and the US. More than 95% of this waste is handled by the informal sector. Electronic waste (e-waste) is a global challenge and India too is facing the problem due to the rapid use and fast disposal of electronic gadgets"


4 May 2022, 16:38 IST