Project Resource efficient supply chain for metal products in building sector in South Asia (METABUILD) is an ongoing project of NCPC. Metal sector with a huge potential in resource saving is a new segment to NCPC. Generally metal sector operations like degreasing, pickling, galvanic baths use acids and the wastewater is highly polluted. Further, waste, high energy consumption and pollution are major concerns due to lack of material stream and waste management systems which also lead to reduced profits. Also the metal sector lacks awareness about best practices in RECP; knowledge of technical solutions and financial options for RECP implementing.

As a solution, centre will provide consultancy services to 80 metal processing industries to improve their resource efficiency. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the adelphi research gGmbH, Austria Recycling Vereinzur Förderung von (AREC) and STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (STENUM Asia) are engaged in implementing this project.

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