26 September, 2019
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GS-III: Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy
Against the backdrop of resource depletion in India the MoEFCC has drafted a National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP).
About the Policy
National Resource Efficiency Authority
The draft policy envisions setting up a National Resource Efficiency Authority which will help develop resource efficiency strategies for different sectors and adopt them into a three-year action plan.
To begin with, seven key sectors have been identified automobile, plastic packaging, building and construction sector, electrical and electronic equipment sector, solar photo-voltaic sector, and steel and aluminium sector.
Why need such Policy?
Linear production and consumption is leading to a lot of wastage in the entire value chain.
Opportunities exist at each and every stage of the product cycle which can be utilized, especially at a time, when the economy is going through a rough patch.
For various sectors
The Automobile Sector
Another concern is plastic waste, contributing 8% of the total solid waste.
The draft policy aims to achieve a 100% recycling and reuse rate polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic by 2025.
The draft policy also aims to gradually reducing dependence on virgin materials and enhance re-use of construction and demolition waste.
There will be emphasis on developing codes and standards for quality of secondary raw materials to ensure confidence in the product, so that by 2025, at least 30% of total public procurement of construction materials can be from recycled materials.
Source: Live Mint
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