One Day Brainstorming Session on Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling in India on
17th September 2022

JNARDDC (Metal Recycling Authority, MRA) invites you to a brainstorming session on "Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling in India" on 17th September 2022 at Raipur, Chhattisgarh to discuss challenges, issues, recent developments, efforts by Government to promote recycling of aluminium, copper, lead and zinc.

This session provides a platform for policymakers and stakeholders involved in recycling aluminium, copper, lead and zinc to understand each other's requirements through discussions and deliberations. Your active participation will enable Government and Metal Recycling Authority to address the issues faced and pave the way for future recycling eco-system in India.

Program schedule

  • 10:00 – 10:20 : Welcome of Dignitaries and Lamp Lighting
  • 10:20 – 10:40 : Welcome address Dr A Agnihotri, Director, JNARDDC (MRA)
  • 10:40 – 10:55 : Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling Visions Joint Secretary, Mines
  • 10:55 – 11:10 : EPR for Recycling Industry Shri V P Mishra, Director, HSM Division, MoEF&CC
  • 11:10 - 11:25 : Shri P.K.Nimonkar, State Head Chhattisgarh Industrial & Technical Consultancy Centre
  • 11:25 – 11:45 : Tea break & networking
  • 11:45 – 12:00 : Role of Standard & Standardisation in Circular Economy Shri V K Rawat, Metallurgical Eng Department, BIS
  • 12:00 – 12:15 : Skill Development for Circular Economy Mr.Ravishankar, Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council
  • 12:15 – 13:00 : Industry Talk from Secondary Al, Cu, Pb and Zn MRAI, ASMA, FAIAUM, BNFMA, ICA
  • 13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch break & networking
  • 14:30 – 15:30 : QA session
  • 15:30 – 15:40 : Vote of thanks By MRA
  • 15:40 – 16:00 : Tea break & networking

Zinc Primary Stakeholder's meeting organised on 22.04.2022

Discussed Points :

  • Discussion/review of comments on the draft document on "Zero Waste Management Policy in Primary Zinc Sector"
  • Quantities of waste generation
  • Responsibilities of waste producers
  • Appropriateness of utilisation options for wastes and any other utilisation option

Zinc Secondary Stakeholder's meeting organised on 13.06.2022

Discussed Points :

As per NITI Aayog's Circular Economy action Plan

  • Review of the draft Zero Waste Policy of Downstream & Recycling industry of Zinc ​
  • Quantities of waste generation (Stakeholders to share the data)​
  • Products for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) (Stakeholders to suggest the product)​
  • Review of the draft "SOP and Compliance to Air Pollution Norms for Recovery of Zn from EAF Dust of Steel Industry"

As per National Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling Framework

  • Review of MRA’s Draft Standards & “Guidelines for Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling"
  • Products for enforcing minimum recycled content requirement (MRCR) (Secondary Sector to suggest the product)

Aluminium Recycling Stakeholders Meet on 18th October 2021
Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Non-Ferrous metal scrap recycling framework, 2020 was published by Ministry of Mines to promote, improve, support non-ferrous metal recycling activity specifically for aluminium, copper, lead and zinc and Metal Recycling Authority (currently JNARDDC is nominated by Ministry of Mines) will be the nodal agency for implementation/monitoring/ developing framework etc. Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Framework intends to promote metal recycling in well organised and technically sound manner. As per the framework, various roles and responsibilities of scrap value chain viz. scrap dismantlers, processers, recyclers, original equipment manufacturers, and even public at large are envisaged and participation of stakeholders are very crucial for overall development of the recycling sector.

To listen to the industry, a stakeholders meet is planned, and deliberations from industry leaders will be organized to enlighten the perspectives of the framework and will help MRA to comprehend real/actual scenario of the recycling activities in the country and valid inputs from participants during these meetings will be considered while preparing comprehensive framework including standards and other documents. Involvement of active stakeholders right from documentation stage will help effective implementation of the framework. During stakeholders meet, it is expected to have deliberations on technical as well as non-technical contexts of metal recycling to help evolve a uniform framework for the nation.

Program schedule

  • 4:00 pm – Welcome address by Dr A Agnihotri, Director, JNARDDC
  • 4:10 pm – Brief presentation on framework, R N Chouhan, Head, Downstream
  • 4:20 pm - Address by Mr Mohan Agrawal, MRAI
  • Address by Mr Vikram Jhunjhunwala, ASMA,
  • Address by Mr Jayant Jain, ANMA,
  • Address by Mr Bharat Garg, FAIAUM
  • 5:40 pm – Address by Ms Adina Aadler, ISRI
  • 6:00 pm – Q&A/Discussions/Closing remarks

Distinguished Speakers

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