Product Support & Training, Terex India
“Terex speciality solid waste segregation and recycling machines, with the most innovative technologies integrated in them, are the Construction Industry’s best in terms of productivity and efficiency.”
Amol Sinha, Director, Product Support & Training, Terex India

The government and industry can help create a more sustainable future by reducing waste and conserving resources, and by promoting / encouraging use of recycled materials. They can make recycling more convenient, for instance, by providing more recycling bins and making it easier to recycle different types of materials. Educating people about the benefits of recycling can be done through school programs, public awareness campaigns, and social media initiatives. The government can support the development of new recycling technologies and help create a market for recycled materials by mandating businesses to use recycled materials in their products.

Support by Government and Industry

Here are some measures that can be taken at both the government and industry levels to enhance the adoption and utilization of recycled materials for a more sustainable future and support the “waste to wealth” mission:

Government:

  • Set targets for use of recycled materials in products and services.
  • Provide subsidies and tax breaks for businesses that use recycled materials.
  • Invest in research and development of new recycling technologies.
  • Create awareness on importance of recycling through education programs and public awareness campaigns.
  • Set a target of using 50% recycled content in all plastic packaging by 2030.
  • Provide a tax break of 25% for businesses that use recycled materials.
  • Make co-processing of RDF & SRF mandatory in cement plants.

Industry:

  • Design products that are easy to recycle.
  • Use recycled materials in their products.
  • Recycle their own waste.
  • Support development of new recycling technologies.
  • Beverage companies could start using recycled plastic bottles.
  • Clothing companies could start using recycled textiles.
  • Furniture companies could start using recycled wood.
  • Electronics companies could start using recycled metals.
The government and industry can help create a more sustainable future by reducing waste and conserving resources

Solutions to challenges in waste recycling

Some of the challenges faced by waste recycling industry in India and the solution offered by Terex are enumerated below. By taking all these steps, we can make recycling a common practice and help create a more sustainable future.
  • Intermixing of various types of waste: Terex speciality waste segregation screens offer industries best and the most innovative technology to segregate different fractions so that they can be processed more effectively, thus making recycling more efficient.
  • Low value of waste materials: Terex specialty shredders convert plastic and fibrous materials segregated from municipal waste dumps into high value RDF (Refuge Derived Fuel) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel). Similarly, demolition waste can be converted to valuable recycled aggregates by processing it in our Impact crushers. Any rebar present in demolition waste is easily liberated and removed by the strong magnet which is integral in Terex crushers.
  • Various large dump sites overflowing their capacity: Terex manufactures mobile screens, crushers and shredders that can be very quickly deployed to such waste dump sites, sometime on top of dumps also, thus avoiding land plot and/or civil foundation work. All such Terex machines are hybrid i.e., they can run on external electricity or onboard engine to offer complete versatility in operations along with safety.

Technologies and equipment

We have launched several models for recycling urban and industrial solid waste. C&D waste is converted to Recycled Aggregate and municipal waste is converted to Refuge Derived Fuel by using Terex Impactor and Shredder, respectively. Since mixed waste dumps need segregation of materials, Terex has designed speciality screens which can do this very difficult task of segregation of different fractions of waste dumps such that individual fractions can be recycled. Currently, more than 70 Terex speciality screens are working at various municipal dump sites throughout India.

The government and industry can help create a more sustainable future by reducing waste and conserving resources

The innovative technology and solutions offered by Terex for proper segregation and processing of various types of solid waste are listed below:
  • Construction & Demolition Waste: Terex Impactor crusher is best suited to process C&D waste in-situ into valuable Recycled Aggregate. It recovers high value metals by easily liberating and segregation by magnet. The compact design and hybrid power option makes deployment quick and avoids costly land plot and civil foundation work. Terex offers crushers from low to very high capacity to cater to all sizes of urban bodies. Such recycled aggregate can be further cleaned in Terex washing systems equipment to reduce silt and clay and improve the quality of Manufactured Aggregate. Any water used in washing can be recycled up to 95% in Terex AquaClear® range of wastewater management products, thus saving a precious commodity like water.
  • Legacy Municipal Solid Waste: Terex offers various innovative screening technology viz Flip Flow Screen, Cascade Finger Screen and Self-cleaning Trommel Screen in mobile platform.
  • Fresh Municipal Solid Waste: Terex offers most scientifically designed Material Recovery Facility comprising of Pick Station, Metal Separators including magnetic as well as Eddy Current type. Air Density Separator further separates heavy aggregates from light high calorific value material.
  • Terex speciality shredders convert plastic and fibrous material segregated from a municipal waste dump or from a Material Recovery Facility into high value RDF (Refuge Derived Fuel) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel).

Our commitment

Terex is fully committed to the principles of the circular economy. We provide innovative recycling solutions, and we prioritize emissions reduction by offering electric and hybrid alternatives to minimize carbon footprint. By 2024, we aim to achieve a 15% decrease in GHG emissions and global energy intensity. 70% of our Genie brand aerial products and 60% of materials processing machines are electric or hybrid.
Planning Construction of Buildings, Community and Individual Housing, and Townships: Factors to be Considered
Construction is an inter-related complex of operations; hence it is essential to analyse each and every aspect during its planning. The architect/engineer must be aware of the latest construction technologies, new building materials in the market, the evolving

Read more ...

Making Waste to Wealth A Reality
India’s Construction Sector is ready to embrace the Circular Economy principles, which are being driven by government policies, innovative entrepreneurs, and responsible businesses – all of whom hold the key to a sustainable future. The circular model

Read more ...

Shalini Goyal Bhalla - NITI Aayog
The concept of a circular economy involves designing out waste and keeping materials and products in use for as long as possible, thereby minimizing the consumption of resources and reducing environmental impacts. The construction industry has been

Read more ...

Mohan Ramanathan - Advanced Construction Technologies
Our PM has set an ambitious target of zero emissions by 2070 and based on the announcement, many corporates have set their own targets to reach Net Zero within their spheres of activity. As far as the Construction Industry is concerned, there are no signs

Read more ...

Sanjay Seth -  TERI & Vice President & CEO, GRIHA Council
As we know, the construction industry is significantly resource intensive and is leading to mass deforestation, depletion of non-renewable resources, extensive mining and many such critical global impacts. With the construction activities increasing manifold

Read more ...

Sushil Kumar - UPMRCL
We can significantly improve sustainability levels by minimizing material waste. In UPMRCL, collection, segregation, storage and disposal of different types of waste are done as per legal norms. Organic waste management is undertaken by the installation

Read more ...

Abhijeet Pai -  Puzzolana Group
The Indian Government has been actively formulating policies and promoting projects to drive the country towards a circular economy. It is encouraging the construction industry to use alternative energy sources like solar and wind power, and to reuse plastic

Read more ...

Mohak Gupta – Development Alternatives
In light of growing pressures from indiscriminate resource extraction and consumption, mounting heaps of various kinds of wastes, and the looming challenge of climate change, circular economy approaches now offer sustainable alternatives for the construction

Read more ...

Binish Desai - Eco Eclectic Tech
The construction industry has always been open to exploring alternatives in green building materials and reducing wastage in the process. But there have been many challenges in the process due to the heavy reliance on cement, which is one of the biggest

Read more ...

Swaminathan Dhandapani - etrack Crushers
At Keestrack Group, we understand the growing importance of the circular economy in the modern business landscape. We actively adapt and promote sustainability and our focus is on reducing waste at every stage of design and manufacturing, so that

Read more ...

Hardik Panchal - Director, Hardy Smith
Responsible Indian construction companies are consciously adopting green building practices by selecting and using eco-friendly and recycled materials in their projects, especially, post RERA implementation. Increasing use of materials those can be

Read more ...

Mahesh Girdhar - EverEnviro Resource Management
The circular economy concept emphasizes reducing, reusing, and recycling resources in a closed-loop system. The infra and construction industry plays a critical role in the circular economy and has a considerable environmental impact. It requires a vast

Read more ...

Manish Bhartia - Promoter & Managing Director cfloworld.com
The surge in infrastructure development has led to a sharp rise in demand for natural sand, creating a supply gap and putting strain on the environment. To address this issue, OEMs like us are actively seeking innovative ways to reduce reliance on virgin resources

Read more ...

Angad Singh Bedi - BCD Group
As the key growth driver for the country’s economy, the infra & construction industry has proactively embraced the basic philosophy of circular economy. Today, sustainability has become a necessity and the industry is taking actions that are aligned

Read more ...

Prashant Singh - Blue Planet Environmental Solutions
Led by the guiding principles of the circular economy, the Infra Construction Industry is gradually transforming; it is recycling waste materials for their reusing in projects, embracing modular construction, and designing with deconstruction in mind

Read more ...

Tarun Datta - Nish Earthmovers
Among different industries, the construction equipment industry (CE) attracts the most attention and plays a critical role in the circular economy transition because of its significant resource intensity. However, the industry is limited due to its unique

Read more ...

Sooraj Cherukat - Hailstone Innovations
Circular economy is considered the need of the century as a sustainable future and transformational development will depend on it. OEMs have a huge responsibility towards the concept of circular economy since ultimately, the lifetime of the machines will

Read more ...

Ashish Goel - Finetech Recycling Private Limited
The government needs to take measures to fast track the adoption and utilization of recycled materials for a more sustainable future and to support the ‘waste to wealth’ mission. The Government should check the billing history of construction

Read more ...

Ramesh Palagiri - Wirtgen India
The total waste generated by any country is calculated on the basis of per capita waste generation. As per the latest estimate by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, we generate more than one lakh of waste per day in India (0.3 kg per capita

Read more ...