vehicle recycling News

  • 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

  • Thamsesdown Recycling increase fleet capacity with routeMASTER vehicle tracking

    North Wiltshire's Thamesdown Recycling isn't just any recycling business, it's also a pioneer in the fields of secure document, data, and product destruction with over 25 years’ experience. With customers including pubs, clubs and local authorities to food and drink manufacturers, it's vital the company can keep track of where their vehicles are, especially when they may be carrying ...


    By AGM Telematics Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • TMC to sell Electricity Management System using recycled hybrid vehicle batteries to toyota dealers in Japan

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that starting this April, it will sell an electricity management system that uses recycled nickel-metal hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles to Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan. Through such means, TMC is aiming for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The systems will be sold via TMC’s energy business company, Toyota ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • HSE announces planned inspections of waste management vehicles

    A wave of inspections of transport risks in waste management operations will take place in 2010-11, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced. The inspections will focus on skip-hire operations and waste management companies where waste is hand sorted, two areas that represent a disproportionately high level of accidents. A HSE spokesperson said: “The waste and recycling industry ...

  • Light Electric Vehicle Market (2013-2019)

    Light weight electric vehicle are usually two or three wheelers, weighing less than 100 kilograms and energy storage device such as fuel cell or battery. They also use light weight metals for their construction. Earlier, weight of electric vehicles increased considerably by usage of traditional heavy batteries. This makes light weight electric vehicle an inevitable option. Light weight electric ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Successful six-month trial of biomethane vehicle

    A six-month trial comparing compressed biomethane to compressed natural gas in street-cleaning vehicles has proven successful. The findings show a 56 per cent saving in CO2 emissions, which include emissions released during fuel production and distribution. Emissions savings of 53 to 59 per cent could also be achieved when compared to a similar size diesel vehicle. The trial - which took place in ...

  • Recyclers wanted as America Recycles Day approaches

    Trash can or recycling bin?  It’s your choice. As America Recycles Day approaches, think about increasing your own recycling rate over the national average of 33.4 percent.  “Our recycling rate has increased as more and more Americans recognize that recycling helps our environment and our economy,” said Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.  ...

  • US Recycled Plastics Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Recycled Plastics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01050292/US-Recycled-Plastics-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Plastic US demand to rise ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Glass recycling business crushed

    Four glass recycling companies wound-up in the High Court MAGNA GROUP PLC MAGNA ENGINEERING LIMITED MAGNA RECYCLINIG LIMITED MAGNA TOUGHENED GLASS LIMITED A group of companies headed by Magna Group plc (“Magna plc”), has been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by Companies Investigation Branch (“CIB”) of the Insolvency Service. The group claimed to be capable of ...


  • Residents encouraged to bank on their recycling

    Waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services and recycling incentive company RecycleBank has announced the trial launch of a recycling reward scheme. The scheme, which will be trialled in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, hopes to encourage the 2,800 households to take part through rewards in goods and services from local and national businesses. Veolia claims the initiative ...

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