Why Vehicle Scrappage Policy Is Crucial For The Environment

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Why vehicle scrappage policy is crucial for India?

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving a green light to the new Vehicle Scrappage Policy, it’s now time to better analyze the overall impact of the policy. And while doing so one thing that cannot be ignored is the environmental impact. Because for a country like India, the environmental aspect of any policy truly determines its overall success. So here’s the environmental impact of the new Vehicle Scrappage Policy.

The Environmental Link of the Policy

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Even though the new Vehicle Scrappage Policy is aimed at scrapping old, polluting and unfit vehicles by creating an infrastructure for automated testing of vehicles. However, the deep effects of the policy go beyond just automobiles and are directly linked to the overall environmental scenario of the nation.

Further, added advantages of the policy include the creation of a circular economy, reduction in overall pollution levels and much more. Further, with a systematic recycling system, environmental damage can be minimized along with an increase in energy savings and a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and metal scrap pollution.

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The Multidimensional Benefit

Vehicle Scrappage: The Recycling R

More than just the economic benefits, the new Scrappage policy will also tackle the unsafe dismantling practices and deteriorating working environment that currently haunts the Scrappage industry. And while doing so, the implementation of the policy will reduce land, air and water pollution levels drastically.

With the policy fully implemented, the Recycling R of the sustainable development principle will be efficiently invoked. Old and degrading vehicles will be recycled to attain ferrous and other metal parts along with plastic rubber, glass and other reusable aggregates such as engines, axles, gearboxes etc.

The fact that vehicles are made up of several ferrous, non-ferrous and sometimes even precious metals and materials, recycling them would literally bring about an automotive green revolution.

The regulated and timely disposal of older vehicles will substantial contribute towards salvaging tons and tons of metal from heaps of landfills, bringing them back into the automotive economy. With such an organized recycling and Scrappage system, India’s carbon footprint, as well as Steel import, is sure to reduce.

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The Bottom Line

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With the successful run of vehicle Scrappage policies in countries such as the USA and Europe, environmental benefits have been successfully observed. Moreover, through intensive recycling, a circular economy has also been created that has helped the nations both financially as well as environmentally.

So this was how the new Scrappage policy would affect the environment. Stay Pinned to the GoMechanic blog for everything automotive.

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