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Soon Maruti Suzuki cars will be 85% recyclable

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Maruti Suzuki has revealed that they will work on manufacturing new cars in a way to not to cause any harm to the environment. The brand has stated that they will control the use of Substances of Concern (SoC) in their mass market cars. With the International Material Data System (IMDS) having been implemented, Maruti Suzuki is confident that they will be able to measure the amount of parts used to manufacture a car which can be recovered and recycled.

Maruti Suzuki claims to have already started using this new method. Parts data will reveal how it can be recovered or recycled, and also, the brand will consider the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) obligations. New laws and guidelines have been put in place globally, and it would eventually become easy to follow even here in India.

With reducing the use of SoC in the cars launched in India, Maruti Suzuki wants to become not just the leader in the car segment, but also a pioneer in the automobile space as a brand who cares. The all-new WagonR which was launched recently has already undergone this process. The new WagonR has 95% recoverable materials and 85% recyclable materials. All this even before the regulations are set here in India for such a line of work.

Naming a few harmful components / materials have been controlled in the manufacturing process – lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury & cadmium.

Maruti Suzuki will work closely with their component manufacturers to reduce the use of SoC for their upcoming cars.