end-of-life vehicle recycling Articles

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • The Life Cycle of Rubber

    In this day and age, our society revolves around movement. Cars, planes, buses, motorcycles, trucks, and thousands of other vehicles help to transport us all over the globe. Most of these modes of transportation rely on tires and other rubber products for one main intended purpose; movement. Millions of tires are produced every year to fulfill our transportation needs. Sadly, the production of ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Overview of the Whole Copper Recycling Chain

    Copper is of good characteristics. It is easily stretched, molded, and shaped; is resistant to corrosion; conducts heat and electricity easily. Therefore, copper is widely used in construction, power generation and transmission, electronic products manufacturing, and the production of industrial machinery and transportation vehicles. At the same time, as a non-renewable resource, copper is also ...

  • Effective e-waste recycling revolves around the 4Ls

    Effective E-waste Recycling Revolves around 4Ls1. Legislation (Effective implementation)2. Liability (Effective awareness campaigns to familiarize stakeholders)3. Logistic (Collection & Warehousing)4. Liquidity (Money & Material)An effective e-waste recycling is possible only when we effectively address the above 4 areas of concern. The time has come to seriously work on a ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By Recycling International

  • Recycling Mining Tires | A Practical Solution to a Giant Problem

    The largest mining tires are nearly 14 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Not only would it dwarf a person, it wouldn’t even fit in a living room. Even off the road (OTR) tires of a more modest variety are typically 9 feet in diameter, made for large, OTR mining vehicles. They’re made to move the earth and must bear both incredible weight and brutal road conditions. The Giant ...


    By Western Tire Recyclers

  • ‘Kyoto cost’ of various production and recycling processes

    ‘Kyoto cost' of various production and recycling processes: An interesting take on the the total CO2 emissions released during the lifetime of various containers used in the manufacturing and delivery of bottled water and other fluid products typically consumed in North America ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • 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 ...


  • Henry Ford, Industrial Conservationist? Take-back, waste reduction and recycling at the Rouge

    Many of the ideas and practises of industrial ecology are not new. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the extensive waste reduction and recycling programmes implemented by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company at the famous River Rouge complex during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these programmes was an automobile disassembly line for end-of-life vehicles. Ford's efforts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling of Cars Made Green and Cleaner with Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    At the end of its’ life, a car yields on average, 140 kilos of shredder waste: 26 kg of metals, 69 kg of plastics, 11 kg of minerals and 24 kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST) was built in 2011, for the recycling of cars. The PST plant is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste materials. ...

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