Mar 21:Plastic wastes can be used as a fuel/ reductant due to the presence of Carbon and Hydrogen. Presently, a very marginal amount of plastic waste generated within the premises of the steel companies is being used intermittently on a trial basis.
The steel industry is a deregulated industry and the use of plastic wastes as fuel/ reductant would be contingent on techno-economic feasibility.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Steel Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today
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