end-of-life vehicle News

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles

    The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles into domestic law. The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive aims to make vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally friendly, prohibiting the use of certain hazardous substances in vehicles put on the market after 1 July ...

  • Environment: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation

    The European Commission is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles (ELV). The Commission has concerns about Poland's implementation of the collection and recycling system ...

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • EA: End-of-life vehicles must be disposed of correctly

    A businessman from Evesham, Worcestershire, has been fined £8,315 for the improper dismantling of cars and careless practice. The Environment Agency took Richard Francis Hartwell to court and he pleaded guilty to four charges relating to non-compliance to his waste management licence and depositing end-of-life vehicles on land which did not have a licence in force. EA inspectors found that ...

  • 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress – IARC 2015

    Just a few short weeks away, from March 25 to 27, 2015, international representatives of the automotive recycling industry will be coming together in Berlin for the IARC, the “International Automobile Recycling Congress 2015”. Leading experts from the worlds of business, science and politics will again be discussing the latest trends, ...


    By ICM AG

  • Three days in the world of automobile recycling

    On March 18, the International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 in Berlin, Germany, came to an end. More than 220 representatives of the global automotive recycling sector had come together to discuss current political conditions and the latest trends in recycling technology. The IARC 2016 congress team had prepared almost 30 presentations and a panel discussion for the participants. In ...


    By ICM AG

  • Invitation to press conference - 16th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016

    Just a few short weeks away, from March 16 to 18, 2016, international representatives of the automotive recycling industry will be coming together in Berlin for the IARC, the International Automobile Recycling Congress 2016. Leading experts from the worlds of business, science and politics will again be discussing the latest trends, challenges and market opportunities in numerous talks and panel ...


    By ICM AG

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • 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 ...


    By ICM AG

  • International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017:New trends in automobile recycling

    Again this year, leading representatives of the international automobile recycling industry came together in Berlin for the 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017. From March 22 to 24, around 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital for this key event. The congress again had a wide-ranging programme in store for its visitors ...


    By ICM AG

  • A million vehicles taken off the road may be being sold on `illegally` instead of being destroyed

    Online auction house for automotive salvage Bluecycle is calling on the Government to increase enforcement of the European End of Life Vehicles Directive to stop vehicles, which should be scrapped being sold on ‘illegally’ through unauthorised car yards. A subsidiary of insurer Aviva, Bluecycle claims that up to a million vehicles a year, which are taken off the road and should be destroyed are ...

  • Axion Polymers' pioneering ELV recycling plant wins Resource Revolution Award

    Axion Polymers has won the Technology Trailblazer Materials Recovery category of the Resource Revolution Awards 2013 for its pioneering work in recycling materials from end-of-life vehicles for re-use in new and closed-loop applications, such as automotive components. Designed, built and now operated by Axion’s in-house engineering team, the multi-million pound Shredder Waste Advanced ...


    By Axion Group

  • Peugeot vows to replace plastic polymers in vehicles

    PSA-Peugeot Citroen has pledged to replace up to a third of the plastic polymers in its cars with recyclable materials by 2015. Currently around 20% of the weight of Peugeot vehicles are made of non-recyclable plastic polymers, including spoilers, supports, parcel shelves and seating. The company aims to replace a third of these with natural fibres such as flax and hemp, bioplastics and plastic ...

  • Axion Polymers launches Axpoly PP51 from ELV

    Axion Polymers has added Axpoly PP51, derived from end-of-life vehicles (ELV), to its range of 100% recycled polymer materials after months of detailed research and significant investment. The Salford-based recycling specialist claims its new high performance grade of black polypropylene (PP) has great potential for closed-loop applications in new automotive-related ...


    By Axion Group

  • 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 ...

  • Axion exhibits full range of services at PRE Show in Telford

    Resource recovery specialist Axion will be showcasing its polymer products derived from ELV, plus processing engineering, training and laboratory services from both its Consulting and Polymers divisions at the PRE Show, Telford International Centre in June. Of particular interest to visitors will be sales of its high-performance polymers derived from ...


    By Axion Group

  • Automotive designers urged to consider ‘simpler’ materials for future vehicle recyclability

    Automotive engineers and manufacturers should consider ‘simpler’ materials over high-performance composites at the initial design stage so that new motor vehicles can be more readily recycled at the end of their lives, urges a leading UK-based plastics recycler. With no currently viable recycling routes for many of the recently developed materials used in modern lightweight vehicles, ...


    By Axion Group

  • Further £1 million investment optimises Axion Polymers’ ELV plant

    Plastics recycler Axion Polymers has invested a further £1 million this year to optimise materials recovery from end-of-life vehicles at its purpose-built plant at Trafford Park, Manchester, UK – one of the most advanced of its type in Europe. Axion’s in-house engineering team designed, built and now operates the highly-specialised, multi-million pound Shredder Waste Advanced ...


    By Axion Group

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