end-of-life vehicle waste News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waste management first In Ottawa - natural gas waste collection vehicles

    Residents of Ottawa can look forward to a cleaner and quieter city when Waste Management (NYSE:WM) introduces 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled trucks to collect waste and recycling in 2012. The purchase is the result of being awarded a collection district ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Zealand harnesses biomethane for waste collection vehicle demonstration

    “So far most New Zealand biogas schemes have focused on the provision of electricity and heat, but biogas as transport fuel does offer the highest value proposition.” – Stephan Heubeck, NIWA Research Engineer. Residents of Auckland’s Rodney District are about to see a waste collection truck from Transpacific Industries (TPI) collect their waste using waste-generated ...


  • 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 ...

  • India issues rules on vehicles to curb pollution in capital

    India's top court issued several orders Wednesday to fight record pollution in New Delhi, including a temporary ban on the sale of large diesel vehicles and a stiff hike on the toll for trucks entering the capital. The Supreme Court also banned trucks from entering the city if they're over 10 years old or are just transiting through. In ...


    By Associated Press

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • MB Crusher breathes new life into your site waste

    MB is at the Ecomondo trade fair with a special line of products dedicated to recycling The management of the waste generated by construction and demolition has become an important issue nowadays, a subject of debate and, often, of dispute. In reality, inert waste is not a problem for worksites. It is and must become a ...


    By MB Crusher

  • 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, ...

  • Eaton to showcase cross-platform hydraulic solutions for refuse vehicles at WasteExpo 2013

    At this year’s WasteExpo in New Orleans, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton will demonstrate how its hydraulic solutions provide fleet owners and operators with peace of mind by providing fuel savings, enhancing productivity and significantly reducing operating costs. The event, which runs from May 20-23, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, gives Eaton an ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Axion Consulting joins £14 million vehicle battery research project

    Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has joined a £14 million consortium, led by WMG at the University of Warwick, to create a new automotive battery pack manufacturing research centre to help develop the next generation of traction batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. It will combine the best human and automated assembly methods to ...


    By Axion Group

  • CONFIDENTIAL WASTE GOES NUCLEAR

    Blackburn based Neales Waste Management have just taken delivery of their new MDS25GTX Mobile Document Shredder for use at British Nuclear Group (BNG), Sellafield as part of their ongoing waste management programme. The truck was supplied by Global Recycling Solutions who are the UK and European distributors for Shred Tech’s range of both static and mobile shredders Having extensively tested ...

  • Snow disrupts waste collections

    Bad weather conditions have affected waste collections across the country and media reports suggest that some householders have not had their waste and recycling collected for up to five weeks as refuse collectors are unable to reach homes because of the snow. Harts District Council apologised to residents who had their recycling bins emptied into refuse vehicles. A spokesman said: “In order to ...

  • Efficiencies in Green Waste Reduction

    Most logging operations face — probably routinely — the same issue: a need to get rid of “slash” and tree tops left behind after usable timber is harvested from a site. Some operations have means to take care of this material themselves. Others hire contractors to do final cleanup or even complete landclearing. Either way, someone needs the right equipment for the job, which typically translates ...


    By Vermeer

  • Waste carriers registration

    The requirement for a business to register as a Waste Carrier has previously only fallen on those that collect waste for a living. A business that moves its own waste has been exempt along with some other categories such as charities. However this is changing and by the beginning of 2014, a business that ‘normally and regularly’ carries its own waste must be registered as well. This ...

  • Life-cycle studies: concrete

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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