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  • Scrap dealers feel the benefit of the car scrappage scheme

    Just three weeks after the launch of the Government’s car scrappage scheme the authorised treatment facilities involved with the system are already seeing the benefits. Metal processors Ampthill Metal Company business and development manager Mick Leech said: “The scheme has been a very good thing for our industry, even though it was actually meant to primarily boost the car manufacturing industry ...

  • US program removes one million mercury switches from scrap cars

    A US program that has cut more than one ton of mercury has reached a major milestone: 1 million switches have been removed from scrapped vehicles. The millionth mercury switch was removed through the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, a collaboration among the US Environemtnal Protection Agency, automobile manufacturers, steel makers, scrap recyclers, automotive recyclers, states ...

  • Car scrappage scheme: Just 30 per cent of ATFs to get a boost

    Just 30 per cent of all approved treatment facilities will receive a boost from the car scrappage scheme, which begins on 18 May. Scrapped cars from the car scrappage scheme will pass through the car manufacturer’s usual end-of-life treatment facilities instead of being opened out to the whole of the industry, meaning a small fraction will feel the benefit. A spokesperson from the ...

  • Campaign for recovery of end-of-life vehicles

    In Finland, about 100,000-140,000 scrap cars are dismantled every year, of which only 20 per cent pass through the official ELV (End of Life Vehicle) recovery system. So car dealers are now repeating their campaign from last autumn in order to collect old end-of-life vehicles to be recycled in licensed scrap yards. During the campaign, the last owner of the car will receive a 500-euro voucher ...


  • Lack of end-of-life vehicles: Experts present possible solutions at IARC 2017

    The biggest problem facing end-of-life vehicle recycling for years continues unchanged, as recognised end-of-life vehicle dismantling companies are still suffering from illegal and uncontrolled management of hazardous components within OECD, illegal and uncontrolled dismantling of spare parts for reuse (including safety relevant components) and the illegal export of used vehicles. However, there ...

  • Cities setting standards in eco-innovation - Curitiba, Brazil

    Eco-innovation is usually applied to products, not cities. Yet the planning achievements of Curitiba and other cities can indeed be considered eco- innovations. Most people today live in urban areas, and this migration is set to continue. Local authorities are confronted with the harsh realities of environmental problems as the environmental footprints of cities rise. Also inhabitants are ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Save thousands with a twice-yearly home MOT - Wavin Plastics

    Friday 23 November marks National Guttering Day and the end of National Maintenance Week – a week in which the importance of effective house maintenance is highlighted to homeowners across the UK. Denise O’Leary, spokesperson at Wavin Plastics – the UK’s leading provider of water management systems – explains why home maintenance is so important and offers residents sound advice on how to keep ...


  • Automobile recyclers present new processes and solutions

    Europe’s automobile recycling industry is confident of being able to meet the new requirements of the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. Although the recycling rate of 95 per cent in force since the beginning of the year is challenging, with the right processes and sufficient political will, it is achievable. This fact became increasingly clear in the course of some 30 lectures given last ...

  • Automobile recyclers present new processes and solutions

    Europe’s automobile recycling industry is confident of being able to meet the new requirements of the EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. Although the recycling rate of 95 per cent in force since the beginning of the year is challenging, with the right processes and sufficient political will, it is achievable. This fact became increasingly clear in the course of some 30 lectures given last ...

  • TTIP and dancing elephants

    On July 8 of this year, in Washington, D.C., the United States and the European Union launched negotiations on a proposed free trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. While the two parties have negotiated free trade agreements with other countries, they have not, until now, attempted one of this magnitude with one another.1 In its Technical Barriers to ...


    By ASTM International

  • Automobile recycling industry calls for tackling of illegal activities

    The recycling of end-of-life vehicles in Europe has taken great steps forward in recent years. However, there are still a number of challenges that need to be faced going into the future. These include in particular the illegal treatment and exporting of end-of-life vehicles, stated Artemis Hatzi-Hull, who works on waste management at the Directorate ...

  • MEPs debate climate change and energy package ahead of key vote

    The European Parliament debated the climate change and energy package with the Council and Commission. Most political group speakers underlined the urgency of reaching an early deal on 17 December in Strasbourg stating that climate change was the greatest challenge of our times. Other speakers said the package was not ambitious enough while one speaker questioned the science of climate change. ...


    By European Parliament

  • The future European economy (speech) - 3rd International Economic Forum (IWF) – Resource Efficiency

    Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, Last year the International Economic Forum predicted which features the car of the future will have. Thank you for inviting me here today to share my views on which features the European economy of the future will have. To start with, we need to realize that at the basis of economic viability lies the availability of natural resources. We might talk about the ...

  • Recent article summaries from Ekopartner - monthly magazine on the environment and sustainable development

    Directive no. 2003/87/EC: Is emission trading an opportunity for Polish companies? Will we lose or gain profits? The emission trading system will launch soon - on January ...


  • Entsorga-Enteco 2006: Local Authority & Environmental Services

    Waste management companies provide full service for industry and municipal authorities Europe’s cities and municipalities are facing enormous challenges. This applies especially to fresh water supply and to the treatment and disposal of liquid waste, but also increasingly to the area of municipal waste management. This means, of course, that private waste management companies are finding more ...


    By Koelnmesse

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