National Recycling Association RUSLOM.COM takes part in Zilant 2023

On 4-6 October the International Industry Forum on Metallurgy and Recycling Zilant 2023 was held in Kazan, Russia.

The event was organised by Industrial Machines Taurus company with the support of Palfinger, Translom, and Rosbank. The Association RUSLOM.COM became a partner of the event; representatives of the Association spoke as experts on the forum’s platform.

In 2023 this annual event was held for the fifth time. The Forum traditionally brings together representatives of authorities, business, service and technology providers, foreign and Russian experts on a regional industry platform to address practical issues of improving the efficiency of scrap and waste metal management.

This year’s event programme included over 60 topical presentations, attended by representatives from the banking sector, scrap industry financial services providers, leasing companies, industry associations, rating and analytical agencies, ministries and departments, as well as major scrap companies and metallurgical holding companies.

The topics discussed were:

  • trends in the development of the scrap and metallurgical sector;
  • legislative regulation of the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap market;
  • banking services and services for scrap collectors;
  • the impact of exports and imports on prices;
  • technical innovations and technological breakthroughs in the industry;
  • scrap transport cost issues;
  • the battle against illegal collectors through the introduction of a system of accounting and rationing of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap and waste in large companies and the introduction of cashless payments;
  • controversial issues of radiation control of scrap;
  • price fluctuations for metal products;
  • other current issues in the industry.

Viktor Kovshevny, Director of the Association RUSLOM.COM, participated as a speaker in the Forum’s strategic session and spoke about the challenges and opportunities in the scrap and waste management industry in Russia and globally. The speaker paid special attention to the role of scrap in decarbonisation and ESG issues.

The Director of the Association also presented an analysis of the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap market to the event participants.

The Forum also included an industry meeting on the development of end-of-life vehicle recycling (ELVs) in Russia. During the meeting, the Director of RUSLOM.COM reported on the resource and economic potential of scrap recycling, as well as the environmental significance of such a reform. Marina Uglovskaya, Executive Director of the Association, outlined the industry’s proposals for improving the recycling system and spoke about possible government incentives.

Andrey Shrayber and Valery Abyzov, members of the RUSLOM.COM’s Standardisation, Science, and Education Committee, spoke about the role of technical regulation in the field of ELVs recycling.

Among the participants were: Andrey Savelyev, Head of the Ferrous Metallurgy Development Division of the Metallurgy and Materials Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation; Alexander Kobenko, Member of the Coordination Council, Chairman of the Waste Recycling and Secondary Resources Committee of Delovaya Rossiya association, Member of the Board of Directors of ACRON HOLDING; Sergey Gorskikh, Head of the Project Group for the Development of Aluminium Consumption in the Automotive Industry of the Aluminium Association; Vyacheslav Pronin, Deputy Director of the Rosspetsmash Association; ELV recycling leaders from various regions of the Russian Federation and technology providers.

On the sidelines of the Forum there was also a meeting of the Association RUSLOM.COM, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the licensing authorities of Russia’s regions. The participants of the round table discussed law enforcement and licensees control in the ferrous and non-ferrous scrap market.

As part of the Forum’s programme, the participants also visited 3 production facilities in the city of Almetyevsk.

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