car recycling Articles

  • Automotive recycling - an American success story

    In this article, leading automotive recycling consultant Richard T.Paul investigates the current status of car recycling in the USA, along with recent developments and emerging trends affecting the sector. He dwells in particular on the collection of mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles, proposed national legislation to retire vehicleidentification numbers, and the Automobile Recyclers ...

  • Albert Looms in UK replaces saucepan with Model 4 Skimmer

    Albert Looms (used car recycling) recently purchased an oil skimmer to collect the oil from their interceptors and drains. Having previously used a saucepan with a long handle, the idea of a machine being able to do the work for them seemed quite appealing. Albert Looms' Operations Manager Ray Kirk explained, 'Removing the oil was one of those jobs that has to be done but is time consuming and no ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Car and e-scrap recycling: the Chinese experience

    In late November, more than 220 delegates met in China for the World Recycling - Shanghai congress organised by Switzerland-based ICM. Among other issues, the focus fell on latest trends in car and electronics scrap recycling within China itself. Several speakers emphasised that much remains to be done to bring the country into line with standards adopted in other parts of the world. Tighter ...

  • Recycling end of life vehicles with COBRA KR

    We often talk about scrap in its broad sense. It’s that precious ferrous and non-ferrous scrap that recycling companies collect and transform into secondary raw materials. It is an increasingly vital cycle for the survival of the planet and the sustainability of our economic growth. But those who deal with scrap often also collect and recover also end-of-life vehicles: cars, ...


    By Gervasi Ecologica s.r.l.

  • Earth Day is a good time to `go-green` by recycling an old car!

    Earth Day is a good time to recycle an old car by donating it to charity. The donor gets a valuable tax deduction, the charity gets the scrap value of the car, and the environment benefits by getting a polluting vehicle off the road.Recycling an old car by donating it to charity has many advantages to the community. The taxpayer gets a valuable tax deduction on their itemized federal return. The ...

  • Engine Crushers – Making A Profit Out Of Old Cars

    Engine crushers make recycling engines quicker and economical.  The purpose of an engine crusher is to reduce engines and gearboxes into small particles.  This makes sorting aluminium from ferrous metals more efficient.  Challenger Group Engine crushers are available in large ...


    By Challenger Group

  • Waste Management - Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is a country, that faces serious waste management challenges. The current infrastructure is old, fractional and insufficient. Addressing the issue constitutes a major priority for the Bulgarian government and the planned areas for development include the creation of regional waste disposal systems, as well as the construction and exploitation of large scale waste and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Optimal heat-reversible snap joints for frame-panel assembly in aluminium space frame automotive bodies

    This paper presents a method for designing heat-reversible snap joints, locator-snap systems that detach non-destructively by heating a certain location of parts. It is expected to dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminium space frame (ASF) bodies by enabling clean separation of frames and body panels. Extending our previous work on the sequential design of the locators and heating area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Belt conveyors in manufacturing – a brief history

    Belt conveyors have not always been used in manufacturing This can be difficult to comprehend because they have become indispensable in production lines.  belt conveyors are used in a wide variety of settings including; food production, recycling, car manufacture, super markets and retro television shows (The Generation Game) to name a few.  As with most practical ...


    By Challenger Group

  • Climate change and sustainability—Portland takes action

    Two simple concepts can help reduce confusion concerning the definition of sustainability or sustainable development. First,understanding sustainability means understanding that everything is connected—the economy, environment, community, and personal health. If one part of the system is stressed and disturbed, other parts will be disrupted as well. Second, everything we do today affects ...

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Sustainable engineering management: end-of-life vehicles with recovery in mind

    Growth sustainability requires to lower pollution and raw materials consumption. The paper deals with car end-of-life recovery (reuse, recycle) regulation as new business issue, and outlines modelling and simulation paths, to assess problems in reverse logistics for items collection and process data management. The backward flow (from exhausted items, to useful provisions) is fostered to lower ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Plastic Bag Bans or Fees Cover 49 Million Americans

    With the signing of a plastic bag ban in California on September 30, 2014, the number of Americans who will be affected by anti-bag legislation by 2015 climbed to 49 million. California is the first state to ban the bag. Nationwide more than 150 cities and counties are implementing bans or fees in attempts to reduce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags used in the United States each year. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • U.S. Coast Guard Parking, Opa Locka, Florida - Case Study

    Project Name: U.S. Coast Guard Parking Products: Gravelpave2 porous parking lot Applications: Porous Parking Lot City: Opa Locka ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...


    By ICM AG

  • How to Recycle Radiator Scrap?

    Radiator is widely used in cars, trucks and other automobiles. Radiators were also once an essential part of a home heating system. In today’ s life, AC radiator is more known by commons. Before discussing how to recycle radiator, let’s have a general knowledge of this three kinds of radiators. Car radiators was almost born with the automobile itself. We know that, as the ...

  • Recycling plant for automotive sound proofing case study

    Challenge: Increased demand from customers for a recycling solution to handle off-cuts from processing of Niko products. Existing plant not effective at separating granulated foam/sheet particles. Niko Coatings unable to offer satisfactory recycling service to customers. Axion Solution: Separation trial on Axion's ...


    By Axion Group

  • Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

    Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by recent legislation, and that it no longer ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Reverse logistics and resource recovery: modelling car dismantling facilities

    Reverse logistics is addressed as new business issue promoted by the compulsory targets regulation enacted by the EU, to lower pollution and to reduce raw stuffs consumption. The paper gives a survey of the existing legal frame, and suggests the modelling and simulation path to assess the dismantling process. Such path permits the quantitative assessment of the recovery (reuse, recycling) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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