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Morocco: Developing a local scrap economy

01.01.2015

Following the launch of a huge taxi renewal campaign for safety and environmental purposes, taxi drivers in Morocco are said to have delivered around 45,000 vehicles to car manufacturers in return for a scrapping premium. Our Sonasid joint venture started recycling end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in 2013, in partnership with a local subsidiary of a global car manufacturer. The successful partnership has allowed Sonasid to develop a know-how on ELV recycling, which has led to a partnership with the National Duties and Taxes Department. By reintroducing ELVs into the steel production cycle, we are developing the economic potential of some 40,000 tonnes of a local source of good quality and cost-effective scrap, and evolving a highly resource-efficient model.