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(Rajat Kapoor, President, Cosmos Green FZE)
Finally, there is something one needs to be aware of is about the scrap generated out of sheet metal fabrication industry. Metal scrap contribute substantially to environment pollution and degradation. Metal recycling awareness, unlike plastic and paper, is low in India. Nevertheless, the recycling of metals is as important to improve the environment as recycling paper, plastic, and other commonly recycled materials.
Recycling metal helps in preserving natural resources including water and energy. As of now, the consumption of metal scrap in India every year is about 25 million tonnes. Only 20 percent of metal is recycled out of the metal that is produced and used in the country. According to data released by FICCI, recycling ferrous metal in India can lower emissions by a whopping 59%. Likewise, as per FICCI, the recycling of steel waste, can lower water pollution by 76% and trim down pollutants in the air by 86%.
Let us preserve the `earth'