end-of-life vehicle recycling News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • WRAP report reaffirms recycling is the best end of life option for most materials

    Fresh research regarding the environmental benefits of recycling reaffirms that recycling generally remains the best option for most materials in the UK waste stream. Work undertaken by the Waste & Resources Action Programme reviewed life cycle analyses of additional materials from the previous report carried out in 2006, including food waste, garden waste, textiles and biopolymers. Other ...

  • 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 ...

  • Government reminder to recycle not abandon vehicles

    Concern that more old cars and vans will be abandoned due to uncertainty in the scrap metal markets has prompted the Government to remind owners to dispose of old vehicles properly. The Department for Business has urged owners to take their old vehicles to an Authorised Treatment Facility. It said the vast majority of the population live within 10 miles of a manufacturer-ATF but any owner who is ...

  • Diesel scrappage scheme supported by vehicle recycling specialist

    The RAC’s call for an incentivised scrappage scheme that will abolish the most polluting diesel cars from UK roads has been backed by vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car, which is looking to play a leading role in making roads cleaner. The company, which recently headlined CARS, the leading event for vehicle recyclers, is looking to the government to provide an extra ...


    By Remove My Car

  • 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, ...

  • DVLA still has work to do to improve vehicle recycling

    Standards in the vehicle recycling industry are improving but the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) can still do more to ensure that end of life vehicles (ELVs) do not escape official recycling statistics. That’s the message from vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car, which cites the recent Scottish Cash Ban and revised European ELV recycling targets as significant ...


    By Remove My Car

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Automakers Look to Aluminum to Reduce Vehicle Weight Safely

    Automakers are highlighting plans to reduce weight in North American vehicles efficiently and safely to meet stricter fuel economy standards. Making even greater use of high-strength, low weight materials, like aluminum, to meet the stricter government regulations allows automakers to manufacture lighter vehicles that produce fewer emissions and need less fuel ...


    By The Aluminum Association

  • JCB to launch waste vehicle operator training scheme

    Vehicle manufacturer JCB has announced plans to provide Operator Training Course for their Wastemaster vehicle range. Developed in conjunction with the National Construction College, the week-long training programme will offer a vehicle specific qualification for the JCB Wastemaster Wheeled Loading Shovel vehicle. The course will provide an additional qualification on top of the ...

  • Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 – ...

  • 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 ...

  • Investing in a tire recycling machine

    Are you interested in investing in a tire recycling machine? Do you have a business, or an idea for one, that could make use of recycled tire products? Are you currently purchasing recycled tire products from other sources and considering taking in the recycling process in-house? Does your operation produce a large volume of used tires that could potentially be recycled and given new life? ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • 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 ...

  • Remove My Car calls on DVLA to tighten controls on vehicle disposal

    Vehicle removal specialist Remove My Car is calling for DVLA to present clearer guidelines when disposing of a vehicle. The company, which works with a national network of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs), believes that the only way of cementing a solid audit trail for every end of life vehicle (ELV), is for the authorities to enforce the law more effectively. And ...


    By Remove My Car

  • 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

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