Pakistan's The News reports that the government should focus on promoting remanufacturing and recycling industry, achieving better economic value from scrap material, it said. Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Mahfooz Elahi said that the government should also establish a network of scrap yards, which could act as a source of input material for remanufacturing and recycling industry. He stressed that the government should support small and medium sized enterprises in developing remanufacturing and recycling plants. These plants could be set up in different areas, including steel, auto, synthetic, plastic, paper and rubber sectors to develop value-added products from scrap, he added. Elahi said that the remanufacturing industry is also consuming less energy as compared to industrial units as only five per cent energy was required to re-melt aluminum than to extract it from the ore. Millions of computer accessories and electronic items join scrap dumps and pose a challenge for effective disposal, he said, adding that promoting of the remanufacturing and recycling industry could easily exploit its scrap to develop products of better value.

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