KOLKATA: The slowdown in the automobiles sector is likely to retract demand for recycled aluminium products like aluminium castings in the near term. The share of recycled aluminium in the aggregate share of aluminium consumption in India has shot up in the last three years to fiscal 2019 to 34% from 26% earlier driven by better cost dynamics, according to a report by CRISIL. While usage of primary aluminium grew at a compounded annual rate of 3.5-4% that of recycled aluminium grew at a strong 17-18%, the report said. However, going ahead, in the near term, CRISIL said it expects a "bump in the growth trajectory due to the slowdown in sale of two wheeler and passenger vehicles." The growth momentum though is likely to pick up in the medium term. Prasad Koparkar, senior director, CRISIL Research said: "The demand for recycled aluminium outpaced that of primary aluminium by 2.3- 2.4 times in the last five years led by better cost dynamics and demand from the price sensitive aluminium … [Read more...] about Auto slowdown could hit demand for recycled aluminium products
NEW DELHI: The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved India’s accession to the Hong Kong Convention on Hong Kong International Convention for Ship Recycling, which will help provide a boost to the ship-wrecking industry in India. “By this accession, what we bring in is environment protection and workers’ safety are all going to get greater importance,” Sitharaman said at a press briefing here. ET reported on August 16 that the government was considering the decision. "Through that we provide a competitive edge to India," Sitharaman said. "By this accession to the Hong Kong International convention, we are bringing in global best practices and we are not becoming a backyard of all rejected ships, but on the contrary scientifically dealing with ship recycling," she added. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships in 2009, … [Read more...] about India accedes to Honk Kong convention for ship recycling
Working out how to deal with the waste produced by everyday life has become increasingly important, but with different rules in different areas it can be hard to know what you can recycle - and how. Here we answer some of the questions you have asked about recycling in Scotland.This article was inspired by questions sent in by readers of the BBC website.Why are there so many different recycling rules?Each of the 32 councils in Scotland has their own rules around what can and cannot be recycled, what bins different types of waste should be put in - and even the number and colour of bins that are provided.This is because of differences in what each council's Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is able to sort through, and it can make things a bit confusing if you're visiting another part of the country. We looked at the five councils that recycled the highest percentage of household waste last year - East Renfrewshire, West Lothian, Clackmannanshire, Moray and Inverclyde - and found big … [Read more...] about Recycling: Why is it so confusing?
Christmas morning, and presents have just been opened. Your home is now littered with mounds of colourful wrapping paper. But what on earth to do with it? It brands itself as paper - so can it be recycled?The short answer? Not always. And that's because gift wrap often contains much more than simply paper. "It's a nightmare for paper mills this time of year," confesses Simon Ellin, the chief executive of the Recycling Association - a trade body that represents around 90 different paper merchants, waste management companies and other businesses involved in recycling paper. That's because while they're presented with mountains of wrapping paper, they cannot work with all of it."Not all wrapping paper is paper," Simon points out. Some is plastic-based. Then there's the issue of gift wrap that's covered in "metres of Sellotape", not to mention gift tags or paper that contains foil or glitter, none of which can be recycled. But you can recycle a good deal of what you've wrapped your … [Read more...] about Can you recycle wrapping paper?
There’s a reminder carved in tiny lettering on the rubber sole of a pair of white sneakers from the new brand Thousand Fell: “Please return for recycling.” The brand is the first to launch a model where it takes back its shoes to be recycled in their entirety, paying for customers to ship back old pairs, so the company can assure that they are taken apart and every component is recycled or composted. advertisement advertisement Songer and cofounder Stuart Ahlum, who was working in China for another shoe brand when the two met, spent two years sourcing materials that were as sustainable as possible. The first two styles available are classic slip-on and lace-up sneakers. The upper is made from recycled plastic bottles with a corn coating that makes it look like leather; the sole is made from the same carbon-neutral rubber that Patagonia uses to make wetsuits. The insole is made from recycled yoga mat material, with a mesh liner made from aloe vera. Working … [Read more...] about When you wear out these white shoes, you can send them back to be 100% recycled