elv recycling Articles

  • ELVs in China: the drive towards sustainability

    Upwards of 5 million vehicles in China will be reaching the end of their useful lives by the year 2010, according to latest estimates. A figure of this magnitude represents, at once, a challenge and an opportunity for the country’s ELV recycling industry. This article provides an insight into current thinking within ...


    By Recycling International

  • EU directive poses threat to vehicle recyclers

    Even the architect of the ELV directive believes proposed vehicle recovery and recycling quotas are ‘very tough’ and that the new definition of recycling proposed for the revised Waste Framework Directive could present problems to the ELV recycling industry. And the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress in Amsterdam also heard a leading steelmaker urge shredder operators to use and ...


    By Recycling International

  • Models for Recycling and Reuse Activities in the Automotive Industry, the Portuguese Case Study

    The implications of an optimized end of life vehicles (ELV) processing system are addressed, and its contribution to promote scale factors in the benefits associated to increased recycling rates in a small country as Portugal are discussed. In particular, the mass flows associated with the current infrastructure for ELV processing in Portugal are compared against those expected by implementing ...


  • 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

  • EU’s End-of-life Vehicle Rules Stuck in Neutral

    Against a backdrop of stagnant car sales and falling scrap metal prices, car makers and recyclers are gearing up for the implementation of the European Union’s end-of-life vehicle directive. Or are they? The European Union’s controversial end-of-life vehicle (ELV) directive comes into effect this month. But its passage from paper to practice appears to have stalled at a national level as car ...


  • Product stewardship grows globally

    Product stewardship can be expressed in many ways, and there’s no single best definition. According to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “[p]roduct stewardship is a product-centered approach to environmental protection. Also known as extended product responsibility (EPR), product stewardship calls on those in the product life cycle -- manufacturers, retailers, users and disposers ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ferrous scrap: are the best prices still to come?

    In many instances, steel scrap prices have more than doubled since the latter part of 2007. And the upward momentum could be sustained into the second half of this year, according to expert feedback from the BIR Spring Convention in Monte-Carlo. However, higher prices are also placing significantly more pressure on the financing of steel and scrap processing operations, it was noted. Nickel & ...


    By Recycling International

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles

    Untitled Document Introduction Starting from September 1999, Ökopol has been performing a study on heavy metals in vehicles which was commissioned by DG ...

  • EU Confirms Disposal Ranking for Waste Burning

    The European Commission has confirmed that, following a European court of justice ruling delivered in February, energy recovery from dedicated waste incinerators can no longer be counted towards waste recovery targets under the EU packaging directive. By extension, the same should logically apply also to the end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (Weee) ...

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • CEMS: An Overview

    We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hydraulic modeling - Bethel Park Municipal Authority - Case Study

    Treatment plant hydraulics is often overlooked as one of the most important aspects of treatment plant design, especially in plant upgrade scenarios where retrofitting new equipment or processes into the existing treatment train will create additional hydraulic restrictions.  Many existing plants already have a minimal amount of head available for passing peak flows through the system, which ...


    By Innovative Hydraulics

  • Environment at a Glance

    Since 2000, progress is visible in emissions of traditional air pollutants, transport fuel efficiency, energy intensity, renewable energy, water use, sewage treatment, and biodiversity protection. This is partly explained by the slowdown in economic activity following the economic crisis, but also by increased uptake by OECD countries of instruments to address environmental pressures, including ...

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