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MRAI: Recycling Industry can Generate 1 Million Jobs

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Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI), the national association of recycling industries with over 1200+ members, has called on the Government for early implementation of National Recycling Policy for furthering the Nation Building objectives. Leveraging the recycling possibilities could yield manifold benefits to the economy, including faster actualization of its $5 trillion target and generating million jobs, it added while addressing media during a press meet held on the eve of its 7th International Material Recycling Conference in Delhi.

Key Highlights of Meeting:

  • MRAI strongly recommends an exclusive ministry for recycling industry which will work in coordination with related ministries 
  • Establishment of recycling zones and shredding centers which will be a part of developing self-sufficient and sustainable smart cities
  • Inclusion of Recycling in academic curriculum 
  • Provide a level playing field for the domestic industry by removing import duty on scrap.

Mr. Sanjay Mehta, President, MRAI says, “Recycling has the innate capacity to play a wholesome role of a catalyst to nation building if it is aligned to the announced national priorities of the Government like Swachh Bharat (Clean India Mission), Make in India, Development of Smart Cities and Sagarmala. 

“Incorporating the salient aspects of a national recycling policy will lead to a zero waste policy and regulate illegal dumping of end of life products, which in turn will led to cleaner surroundings especially around residential area — all contributing to making ‘Clean India’ campaign more successful”.

Mr. Amar Singh, Secretary General MRAI added, “An effective Recycling policy and its active implementation would adequately address the challenges in the recycling value chain like Generation, Collection, Processing, Usage and Disposal. In today’s scenario, Recycling is the only viable resource available to the country by way of which India can achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), achieving inclusive growths socially, economically and environmentally”.

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