Used cars to be recycled near Chennai

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For the first time in India, a recycling facility for used cars was launched in Tamil Nadu, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), a recycling facility for used cars was launched in Tamil Nadu which will allow recovering scrap material to urge growth of the automobile Industry. The recycling facility is part of the global automotive research centre of the ministry of heavy industries in Oragadam near Chennai.

‘With efficient recycling, India can hope to recover by the year 2020 over 1.5 million tons of steel scrap, 180,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap and 75,000 tonnes each of recoverable plastic and rubber from scrapped automobiles,’ it said.

‘Currently, scrapped vehicles are cut and sold for scrap by low-tech units in the unorganised sector,’ the statement said adding, crude techniques used by the sector were polluting the environment and recovering low yields. The statement cited examples of US and Japan where recycling facilities help in the overall growth of automobile industry. The facility was launched August 2, 2011.

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