What We Learnt from Scrap Recycling Conference

On Sep 9-10th SteelMint Events hosted  “Scrap Recycling Conference-Emerging Markets” focusing on Auto Recycling in New Delhi at ITC Maurya. By gathering a wide range of experts – from policy makers to technocrats and investors– conference participants left with a stack full


Turning Waste Tyre into ‘Green Steel’ – Veena Sahajwalla

India-born scientist Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director, Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology at University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, has invented Polymer Injection Technology that converts waste rubber tyres to metal alloys that make ‘Green Steel’ Every year, over one


Why India Needs an Auto Scrappage Policy?

India is a developing nation which is trying to pave its way in the economical, technology, etc. sectors and has adopted many techniques from other developed countries. One such concept is the vehicle recycling, which is very common in countries like US, Europe, Japan and of course gaining steady popularity in China, Indonesia, Korea, etc.  India is still behind on this and is trying now to adopt and implement this policy.  Scrapping – an unorganized entity in India: So for a long time, the government of India has been trying to draft a policy for the scrapping of older vehicles. Unfortunately, even if it is policy is adopted the old cars that are dumped have no proper or organized procedure in how they are scrapped and this ends up with useful metals being wasted. After scrapping, the metal scrap or plastic or whatever that is generated is handled in a much unorganized manner by the recycling sector that it becomes hard for the government to keep track to put it to good use.  The government has been suggested by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) that every vehicle that is over 15 years has to be scrapped.  The logic behind this being the vehicles over 15 years contribute more to pollution and by giving these up for scrapping it would mean that the owner now has an incentive to purchase a new vehicle and also it is a small measure to control pollution..  Government also benefits from a good name as this will ensure: Reduce pollution:  The pollution can be kept in check; the older vehicles emit more poisonous chemicals and hence contribute to the environmental destruction. If vehicles older than 15 years are scrapped, then pollution can be reduced and


India: 6 Businesses that can Evolve Through Auto Recycling

With the  Indian government’s upcoming vehicle scrapage policy, the car recycling process is likely to pick up the pace in India.There are several business that can evolve organically and inorganically from auto recycling. Some of them are mentioned below 1. Scrap Metal Recycling:    It is estimated that the average weight of a car is 1,400 kg, out of which it consist of 900 kg steel, 100 kg Aluminum and 20 kg Copper that can be recycled. Auto recycling will open new opportunities for metal recyclers and processors in India. According to government’s estimate there are


‘Tyrelessly’- Changing the Way Tyres are Recycled

Every day, India produces about 650,000 tyres and disposes 275,000. But, only a fraction of the disposed tyres go for recycling, creating an environmental hazard. Anubhav Wadhwa, is trying to solve this problem by his latest tech venture “Tyrelessly”, which is an


Auto Recycling: Can India Be Next US/Europe/China?

India has always been a decade behind the developed countries USA, China, Europe. Take for instance, the Internet was introduced in US, Europe during the 1980’s but only in 1995 did India get introduced to this concept. Similarly, auto-recylcing has existed for


Toyota Kirloskar Keen to Set up Car recycling facility in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM)India, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation is exploring opportunities for setting up car recycling business in India. It may set up a vehicle scrapping facility in the country that would undertake scientific scrapping of Toyota vehicles that

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