Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) launched a unique Environment Lecture Series for attaining sustainability in the auto sector by organizing the first virtual lecture of the series last week.
The objective of the twin lecture series was to disseminate knowledge, domain technological advancements, and policy/regulatory landscape along with a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ model aimed at eliminating waste through recycling and reuse of end-of-life vehicles.
The first lecture on “Environmentally Sound Management of ELVs in India” provided an overview on ELV Recycling, Policy & Regulations for Recycling of ELV in India including economics of recycling of ELV in India along with the global trends in recycling batteries.
Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM, said “The steady shift towards ELVs in India has multiple implications for all the stakeholders in particular and the economy at large. While ELVs are meant to reduce the carbon footprint of the industry, it is essential to note that manufactured products generate a carbon trail during their lifecycle as well as during disposal after the end-of-life cycle. In the foreseeable future government is expected to implement a scrappage policy. Therefore, it is imperative that environmentally-sound management policies and regulations are put in place in advance to ensure ELVs leave a low carbon trail throughout their life cycle. Attending the lecture given by well-informed industry leaders about the same could be beneficial for the attendees as every process comes with their exclusive pros and cons.”
The second virtual lecture of the series will be held on 27th August 2020, focusing on “Technology: Designing, material & Infrastructure”.