Recycling is one of the most important actions currently available to reduce the carbon emission and represents one of the most dynamic areas in the plastics industry today. Recycling provides opportunities to reduce oil usage, carbon dioxide emissions and the quantities of waste requiring disposal.
Plastic Recycling is the process of recycling scrap or waste of plastics. Through Recycling, the material is processed into useful products and includes taking any type of plastics, steps needed to recycle, is collection, sorting, grading, shredding/grinding it and melting it down into pellets. After this, it can then be used to make items of any sort such as electrical/drainage cables insulation, rigid piping for agriculture tube wells, water pipes, chairs/tables, low price shoes and components, plastic household items, floor sheeting, machinery etc.
The pioneers of Polymer Waste Importers And Recyclers Association took cognizance of the prevailing situation arising out of an un-organized plastic recycling sector with no formal representation. The importers and recyclers of Waste, Pairings and Scrap of Plastics, started taking steps for the formation of Trade Body for its registration with the Ministry of Commerce under the Trade Organization Act 2013 and incorporation with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 and through enthusiastic endeavors approached both Government Department, one by one by completing required formalities for this purpose.
Thus, Polymer Waste Importers And Recyclers Association was granted Licence # 222 on 17th August 2016 by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Commerce, under Section 3(2)(d) of the Trade Organizations Act, 2013 as a Trade Organization. The Association was incorporated with the Securities And Exchange Commission of Pakistan, (SECP), Lahore under Section 32 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984) vide Certificate of Incorporation # 12821, dated 20th December 2016.
The main objectives of Polymer Waste Importers And Recyclers Association, among others, include to promote, develop, aid, stimulate, protect and encourage Polymers / Plastics Recycling Industry in Pakistan; to keep its Members abreast with all modern trends / techniques in the field of Polymers / Plastics Recycling and manufacture of allied products to make them more competitive domestically and international; to ensure that its Members are kept informed about the national import policies/legislation and international conventions governing the trade and trans-boundary movement of Polymers / Plastics Wastes with a view to ensuring that no hazardous wastes are imported in the county.
An Executive Committee of 14 Members to manage the affairs of the Association for the year 2018 in terms of Trade Organizations Act 2013 and following office bearers were elected:-
- Chairman Javed Ahmad Bhatti, M/s Ittefaq Trading Co., Lahore.
- Senior Vice Chairman Iftikhar Ahmad Vohra, M/s Vohra Brothers, Karachi
- Vice Chairman Muhammad Asif, M/s Comex Corporation, Lahore.
- Vice Chairman Muhammad Rafi, M/s Alpha Industrial Establishment, Lahore.