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Old 5th August 2011, 11:21   #1
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Default Recycling Demo & Training Centre inaugurated at GARC Chennai

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- Recycling Demo Centre at GARC Chennai inaugurated.

- The facility is a joint initiative of SIAM & NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project) and is part of the Global Automotive Research Centre (Under Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt of India) at Oragdum, Chennai.

- The centre aims to develop recycling processes which employ manual labor to the maximum extent (as against automated processes used in the West), especially systems for dealing with our large population of two wheelers. The centre will also train and help upgrade current units in the unorganized sector.

- The centre has been set up with the active co-operation of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) which helped to draw up the specifications for layout and equipment. The automobile industry has come forward and donated used vehicles consisting of nearly one hundred two wheelers and twenty-five cars to help kick start the setup.

- Currently there are no regulations in India to deal with the disposal of end of life automobiles. Two wheelers which account for 80% by number and about 40% by weight are particularly important in the Indian context.

- Currently, scrapped vehicles are cut and sold for scrap by low-tech units in the unorganized sector. They use crude techniques polluting the environment, and operate with low recoveries. There is urgent need to upgrade their technology and processes and to set up modern facilities with greater capacity to deal with the expected increase in volumes of vehicles due for scrapping.

- With efficient recycling India can hope to recover (by the year 2020) over 1.5 million tons of steel scrap, 180,000 tons of Aluminum scrap and 75,000 tons each of recoverable plastic and rubber from scrapped automobiles. We may have to dispose over 25,000 tons of residues in landfills. These volumes will increase annually keeping pace with the growth of the industry.

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Vehicle Door Crushed for Metal Retrieval:
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Vehicle Door in Recycling Machine:
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Good news, but what does this facility mean for a Car user or a bike user even. Is this only for old vehicle? What do we do with a new car door which is badly damaged in a RTA?
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It would have been even better if ARI or SIAM provides technologies for entrepreneurs for recycling/reclaiming end of the life automotive parts.

Reclaiming lube oil is big business. Recycling tyres hasnt caught up as much but it should good business.

I am not sure about other, various parts.
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