MRAI flags off #recycleindia campaign to boost reuse, reduce & recycle at the 9th IMRC Conference held in the Capital

Delhi 8th May 2022: Towards making India a global recycling hub Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI) has been meticulously working towards circular economy & sustainable recycling operations in India. The 9th IMRC conference from 5th – 7th May 2022 at Leela Convention Centre, Shahdra, Delhi addressed the growing concerns for making India a green superpower by 2030. The MRAI addressed issues like Segregation of waste at generation level, Usage of a minimum percentage of recyclable scrap in every manufacturing activity in India, setting up Recycling Park/Clusters in India and industry status for Recycling Dept under Government of India, Single Window Clearances for Recycling Industry and revision of GST from 18% to 5% for raw materials in the near future. MRAI also flagged off the #recycleindia campaign and sought Government of India’s adoption of the cause for mass awareness.
The event addressed the growing concerns and drew a roadmap to make India a green superpower by 2030 aligned with Government of India’s ambitious target of producing non-fossil fuel-based energy in India by 2030 and a reduction of one billion tonnes in total projected carbon emissions by 2030.
Mr. 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. We are also flagging off the campaign to sensitize students in schools & colleges to create massive awareness. There is a need to develop recycling parks and recycling hubs across the country. Most of the developed countries have banned cash transaction of scrap. We can adopt the same as India has its own UPI ecosystem.”