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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 ...

  • Huge fire in Gosport engulfs 200 scrap cars

    A scrap yard fire involving 200 cars and eight containers sent huge columns of black smoke into the air and witnesses heard loud explosions. The cause of the fire at Car Components Gosport at the Forton industrial park is being investigated. At about one o’clock on Sunday 65 fire fighters and fire engines from surrounding areas attended the incident. By late afternoon the incident had been ...

  • EU governments scrap deal on CO2 limit for cars

    European environment ministers today effectively scrapped an agreement to limit emissions from new cars to 95g CO2/km by 2020. The European Parliament, the Commission and EU governments had, in June, previously struck a fairly negotiated deal confirming the target. Since the agreement was reached, Germany has been abusing EU democratic processes to undermine the deal so that its luxury carmakers ...

  • 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 ...

  • Electronics & Cars Recycling

    November 15 – 18, 2016, Macau, China Conference, exhibition and plant tours organized by World Recycling Forum ICM AG has distributed the program for its Electronics & Cars Recycling conference, taking place from November 15 – 18, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel. During the conference, over 200 leading recycling experts from around the world – ...

  • Liberty Tire Recycling Announces Nationwide Partnership with The Hertz Corporation to Recover, Recycle Scrap Tires at Car Rental Outlets

     Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, has signed an agreement with The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, to recover and recycle scrap tires from all of the ...


    By Liberty Tire Recycling

  • Government car scrappage scheme ends

    Car manufacturers took the final orders for the Government’s car scrappage scheme yesterday as the initiative officially ends today (31 March). Business secretary Lord Mandelson said: “ The scheme was always time-limited and today, as it closes, I am pleased to see that scrappage has delivered the results we aimed for – not just for manufacturers, but for the whole industry and its supply chain. ...

  • SMS absorbs two car yards

    United States: Scrap Metal Services (SMS) has purchased two car scrap yards - Paul's Auto Yard Inc. and Shafer's Auto Yard Inc. - in Indiana and Michigan for an undisclosed sum. The dual acquisition has given rise to a new division known as SMS Paul's Auto Yard. Through this move, SMS will offer customers auto parts from the selection of used cars and trucks at each location. The ...


    By Recycling International

  • Trends in the production and use of Shredded Steel Scrap - AMM scrap conference

    It is generally useful to understand a speaker's point of view so that you can make some judgment as to his particular set of prejudices.  In my case, I am Chairman of The Shredder Company, LLC, which manufactures scrap steel shredding equipment and which also operates an electric furnace steel foundry.  I am Chairman of Newell Recycling Company of El Paso which operates a complete ...


    By The Shredder Company (TSC)

  • UAE claims car recycling scoop

    United Arab Emirates: Valuable metals contained in the vast numbers of dumped vehicles across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will finally be recovered with the opening of its 'first' car recycling plant, says recycler Bee'ah. The facility celebrated its official launch on February 19 and has handled more than 350 cars since a 'test phase' began in October last year. Besides ...


    By Recycling International

  • Universal Recycling & Scrap Iron Corp Acquires Scrap Yard in NJ

    Universal Recycling & Scrap Iron Corp., a subsidiary of Universal Wrecking Corp., recently took over ownership and operation of the former Cosmos Green Acres scrap yard located at 23 Double Trouble Road, Bayville, NJ 08721.  Hours of operation are M – F 7am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Universal Recycling & Scrap Iron Corp. (URSI) plans to transform the 16 acre site ...

  • Environmentally friendly recycling of cars in the EU

    Recycling scrapped cars plays an important role in reducing pollution by decreasing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. A new study has investigated advanced technologies to increase the recovery rate from end-of-life vehicles, which can help EU Member States achieve EU targets for resource and energy recovery. Approximately 9 million end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) are scrapped every year ...

  • Scrap dealers concerned the scrappage scheme will fail them

    Concerned scrap dealers believe the car scrappage scheme confirmed in the Budget on 22 April may have overlooked their dwindling industry. The Government, which announced the scheme in the pre-Budget report, has put aside £300m in order to entice car owners with a £2000 incentive towards a new car if a person has a car older than 10-years old. This grant will be equally split between the ...

  • Concern as Government car scrappage scheme ends UPDATE

    The British Metals Recycling Association expressed its apprehension as the Government’s car scrappage scheme officially ended today (31 March). BMRA director general Ian Hetherington said: “Our concern is that the UK automotive sector may still be weak. The end of the scheme may well result in a sudden drop in new vehicle sales. This could have an obvious knock-on effect for our industry by ...

  • Car scrappage scheme reaches halfway point

    The car scrappage scheme has reached the halfway point just three months after it was launched. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills announced that car manufacturers have taken 154,927 new car orders under the scheme between 23 April and 2 August. The scheme is available until March 2010 or until the money runs out and has the capacity to take 300,000 new cars ...

  • The ETA and the Green Party hope the scrappage scheme is scrapped

    The Environmental Transport Association and the Green Party have voiced their concerns over the Government’s possible car scrappage scheme. The scheme, expected to be confirmed in this week’s Budget announcement, is likely to mean car-owners with old vehicles will be given a £2000 allowance to trade them in for scrap and buy newer ...

  • Government urged to take action on scrap vehicle controls

    Calls for tighter controls on the treatment of scrap vehicles are being backed by MEP Chris Davies following his recent visit to Axion Polymers’ end-of-life (ELV) vehicle recycling facility in Trafford Park, Manchester. He was invited to tour Axion’s Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) by CarTakeBack.com Ltd, the UK's largest scrap car ...

  • £25,000 worth of Suffolk road signs `stolen for scrap`

    Thieves have stolen Suffolk road signs worth up to £25,000, to possibly sell as scrap. Since mid-June the police have counted 291 missing road signs around the West Suffolk area and the figure is expected to rise as more are reported to have disappeared. Signs along either side of the A14, near Bury-St-Edmunds, are currently being targeted, causing a huge safety risk for drivers. Suffolk County ...

  • Car industry faces urgent recycling challenge

    More vehicles will be produced in the next 25 years than in the entire history of the motor industry - posing a major worldwide recycling challenge, according to a study from the UK-based DRIVENet network for the design for dismantling, reuse and recycling of road vehicles.  Research shows the number of vehicles on the world’s roads is likely to increase 65% to 1.48 billion by 2030, with each ...


    By Recycling International

  • Rechargeable batteries for electric cars greener than expected

    The ecobalance of Li-ion rechargeable batteries for electric cars "Greener" than expected according to Dominic Notter, coauthor of the study which has just been published in the scientific journal "Environmental Science & Technology". Battery powered electric cars will most likely play a major role in future of mobility. What was not known so far, however, was how environmentally friendly the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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