India's Ministry of Steel has initiated moves to explore the utilization of plastic waste in steelmaking, a government official aforementioned on weekday, February 9.

The official aforementioned that the minister of steel, Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, has directed the director of Steel analysis and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), a administrative body concerned in R&D for steel, to arrange a report on the "pros and cons of the usage of plastic waste in coke ovens, blast furnaces and discharge furnaces, among subsequent one month.

India generates concerning three.48 million mt of plastic waste annually as per government knowledge for 2019-20.