end-of-life vehicle regulation Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The new Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations

    Untitled Document What do they mean for transporters of small loads? The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of ...

  • GHG regulation under the clean air act – recent developments

    EPA’s GHG Tailoring Rule and Senate Action On October 27, 2009, EPA published the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule in the Federal Register, followed by a 60-day public comment period that ended on December 28, 2009. The proposed rule represents EPA’s effort to decrease the number of sources subject to major source ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Strategies for controlling pollution from vehicular emissions in Beijing

    Beijing is one of the most polluted cities in the world, which is caused by surprising vehicular growth in the past decade. This paper describes the severe situation of vehicular emission pollution in Beijing, and discusses the following strategies for mitigation: improving fuel quality, controlling the exhaust from new vehicles, controlling the emissions from vehicles in use through, e.g., ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The electric car: a brief history and what’s next?

    At the end of the 19th century, any vehicle not pulled by a horse or mule was considered an alternative power vehicle, powered by steam, electricity or gasoline. But oil was discovered in Texas in 1901 and by 1920, gasoline fueled internal-combustion engine vehicles dominated the marketplace. Electricity and steam powered vehicles became distant also-rans. Oil was cheap, effective, readily ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • 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.

  • Solutions for Automotive Testing

    In recent years, the field of research, development and testing of vehicles has created a need for integrated testing systems which cover the entire vehicle including engine and driveline. These systems also need to be capable of being deployed globally in a supportive structure. As a means of responding to these market requirements, building on our strengths in vehicle emissions measurement ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • 50by50 Prospects and Progress

    The Global Fuel Economy Initiative was launched in early 2009. It set a target of improving the average fuel economy (in litre/100km terms) for the global lightduty vehicle fleet by at least 50% by 2050 (50by50).1 This level of improvement is envisaged to be feasible using “existing, cost-effective incremental fuel economy technologies. ”2 The purpose of this report is two-fold. ...

  • Book Reviews: Blackstone`s Statutes on Environmental Law (5th EDN)

    The burgeoning field of environmental law is undoubtedly gaining local and international recognition and consequently featuring more prominently as an academic option for students of law. The latest edition of Blackstone's Statutes on Environmental Law is a collection of environmental statutes and statutory instruments, which is pitched, not surprisingly, at students of environmental law. To this ...


  • 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

  • The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

    Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG CodeA non-bulk package for sea ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • `Legislation needed` to phase out HFCs in cars

    Regulation will be essential to force European car manufacturers to invest in air conditioning systems that do not rely on the potent greenhouse gas HFC-134a, according to a key industry source. The European Commission's is set to propose a phase-out of the gas by 2012. Car makers have heard warning bells ringing over the use of HFC-134a as a coolant in air conditioning systems for some years. ...

  • Vancouver 2010 Interim Order Respecting the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Into, Through or Within Controlled Access Zones)

    January 25, 2010 INTERPRETATION 1. Words and expressions used in this Interim Order and defined in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 or the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations have the same meaning as in that Act or those Regulations, as the case may be. CONTROLLED ACCESS ZONES 2. (1) The areas in British Columbia that are described in column 1 of the table to ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Stainless Steel Sector Gets Its Sights on Sustainability

    Sustainable development continues to filter down into the business world. In April, the British Stainless Steel Association held its first conference on the theme. Delegates heard that stainless steel may have a vital role in solving environmental problems in applications such as renewable energy projects and more fuel-efficient vehicles. But they were also told that regulatory and competitive ...

  • Drones for Wind Turbine Inspection

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Inspection Services for Wind Turbines: Global Market Assessment and Forecasts By the beginning of 2015, there were nearly 270,000 individual wind turbines operating globally. The more than 800,000 blades spinning on these turbines are battered by the elements over time and gradually wear out. Deterioration can cause reduced energy ...

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