Recycling has become increasingly important to society and industry to meet the goals of cost reduction, efficient management of limited resources, and reduced landfill utilization. Recycling metal reduces pollution, saves resources, reduces waste going to landfills and prevents the destruction of habitats from mining new ore.
Rag pickers and scrap dealers in our country is doing a great service to nation helping to recycle our valuable resources. However, they do not get appreciation and recognition for their great service. It is in this context that Suchitwa Mission initiated an innovative step to bring the rag-pickers and scrap dealers on board in its efforts to promote recycling. The Survey and Registration of all types of scrap Dealers and Rag Pickers is being done. Around 2000 Scrap Dealers and Rag Pickers were so far been registered under this programme.