Material Recycling the voice of India Recycling Industry April – May 2021
If one could tweak the famous Shakespearean lines ‘If music is the food of love play on’ to ‘if music is the food for Recycling, play on’, it is all that one would like to tell Kanika Borad, the innovator behind Music Recycling. After trials and testing, she has successfully established it in the US of America, where it is a growing trend today, the young lady is taking her movement across continents and has brought it home to the Indian shores. India has a rich tradition of great music, and the daughter of Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini will not find much problem in getting it loved and adopted here. Recycling is a life principle that everyone need to practice for a Green and Sustainable Planet and every effort to promote it should be supported and encouraged. You will get to read about the encouraging journey of the young musician in this edition.
Reading about music and how it is being used to promote Recycling is refreshing and indeed a stress releasing one, especially in these times of Covid pandemic, which, in its virulent second coming, is highly devastating to India and throwing its industries into total disarray. In this context, another development that is proving more than salutary to the Indian industry, especially Recycling, and its stakeholders is the Government’s announcement of the recycling policy for end-of-life vehicles in the country. While a well-known authority on the subject, Cmdr Sujeet Samanddar, writes about how the paradigm policy could help the country to become Atmanirbhar, another motor industry veteran, Capt Mohan Ram elaborates on what lies next for the industry and the country.
How sustainable is sustainability in plastic is a million dollar question at a time when we are looking at various means and methods of managing the ever- present and increasing volumes of plastic waste in the country. While our esteemed columnist Dr Sameer Joshi dwells on that important topic, Deepak Mehta of Leevams Incorporated looks closely at post-consumer plastic waste and comes out with interesting solutions for recycling of multi-layer plastic waste.
The Recycling Industry’s adeptness in coming to the country’s help in these trying times of Covid-19 is one thought that I want to leave with you here. It should make every one of us proud that the industry is pooling its resources, in whichever way possible, to help the country overcome the raging crisis. For example, the secondary metal industry in the country has stalled their operations and instead are generating oxygen to be used to save lives of Covid patients. According to MRAI President, Sanjay Mehta, the industry would be contributing a sizable quantity of oxygen to hospitals, which is yet to be quantified. It is in no way a small measure and coming from the India’s Recycling segment, which is not even considered as an industry by the Government, it is indeed commendable and moral boosting for its players.