“Among the main tasks is the deep processing of raw materials to finished products, as the main tool for moving away from a resource-dependent economy. Raw materials here mean minerals extracted from oil and gas, metals, as well as scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. What do we get from scrap? These are aluminum radiators for heating, window profiles, car rims, cables and wires. Copper cables and wires, cash coins, brass and bronze alloys. Lead batteries for starting car engines, alloys. From steel, we, in the country, receive fittings for the construction of housing and infrastructure facilities, nails, pipes for the oil and gas industry and other complex products for the railway, mining and metallurgical complex, oil and gas engineering,” the representative of the department said.