Car Recycling Articles

  • Axion Polymers: Brexit could drive UK circular economy

    Brexit offers fresh opportunities for the UK and its manufacturers to secure their raw material supplies, such as recycled plastics, from a stable domestic market and stimulate a circular flow of materials, according to Axion Polymers. The North West-based plastics recycler suggests that potential difficulties in transporting material across borders after March 29 2019 should become a driver for ...


    By Axion Group

  • More circular economy: How end-of-life vehicle recycling can be improved

    The circular economy package adopted by the European Commission contains numerous measures aimed at promoting resource efficiency and recycling in the EU. Industry representatives are convinced that the recycling of end-of-life vehicles will also benefit from the package. "The measures planned by the European Commission in the field of design and innovation for the circular economy will ...


    By ICM AG

  • Can today’s unrecyclables become tomorrow’s resources?

    Labelling some plastic waste products as ‘unrecyclable’ and consigning them to landfill or energy-from-waste plants risks losing the opportunities to recover these raw materials in the future, warns a leading UK-based plastics recycler. Axion Polymers suggests that while some plastic might be considered ‘unrecyclable’ today, given the rate of progress in resource recovery ...


    By Axion Group

  • Engine Crushers – Making A Profit Out Of Old Cars

    Engine crushers make recycling engines quicker and economical.  The purpose of an engine crusher is to reduce engines and gearboxes into small particles.  This makes sorting aluminium from ferrous metals more efficient.  Challenger Group Engine crushers are available in large ...


    By Challenger Group

  • LCA of innovative technology for energy production from automotive Shredder Residue

    Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) is a problematic waste material remaining after shredding and recovery processes of End of Life Vehicles (ELV). Its heterogeneous grain size and composition make it difficult its recovery or disposal. While ASR accounts for about 20‐25% of the weight of an ELV, the EU's ELV Directive (2000/53/EC) requires that by 2015 a minimum 95% wt. of an end‐of‐life ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Recycling of Cars Made Green and Cleaner with Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    At the end of its’ life, a car yields on average, 140 kilos of shredder waste: 26 kg of metals, 69 kg of plastics, 11 kg of minerals and 24 kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST) was built in 2011, for the recycling of cars. The PST plant is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste materials. ...

  • New possibilities in recycling end-of-life tyres

    There are many innovative ways to give a new life to the end-of-life tyres - in a way which is profitable both to the waste handler and the environment. This introductive article gives a big picture about this relatively new business area. Recycling used tyres is a global challenge. In the United States alone, an average of 250 million tyres are discarded as waste annually. The figure is the ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Remove My Car stands up for vehicle recycling industry

    Vehicle recycling expert Remove My Car is standing up for the ELV (End of Life Vehicle) industry at a time when the reputation of vehicle recyclers has been put under national scrutiny by the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling in Japan. The company believes the vehicle recycling industry in the UK is cleaning up its act, helped along by recent legislation, and that it no longer ...


    By Remove My Car

  • Axion waste processing plant training case study 3 – Operators team at automotive shredder residue recycling plant

    Challenge: The recovery process was a unique and complex automotive shredder residue recovery plant. There was a wide range of expertise within the trainee group. Some trainees had worked within the industry for over 10 years, whilst others had worked only 3 months. Plant modification work on site prohibited access to the machinery that the training ...


    By Axion Group

  • A framework for extended end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recovery rate based on a sustainable treatment option

    This paper proposes a state-of-the-art decision-making support tool for recovery of end-of-life products, and more specifically for recovery of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). At present, the global ELV recovery industry is seeking to identify a proper treatment technology to recover the non-metal fraction of an ELV, and consequently, extend the ELV recovery rate above the typical value of 70% to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Bayesian decision support system for vehicle component recovery

    This paper presents a decision support system (DSS) whose core is based on Bayes' networks and influence diagrams that helps remanufacturers to choose the best product recovery option on the basis of the information provided by emerging technologies such as RFID tags and sensor networks. Such technologies can have significant impact on the effectiveness with which product information is generated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.s. car fleet shrinks by four million in 2009 - after a century of growth, U.S. fleet entering era of decline

    America’s century-old love affair with the automobile may be coming to an end. The U.S. fleet has apparently peaked and started to decline. In 2009, the 14 million cars scrapped exceeded the 10 million new cars sold, shrinking the U.S. fleet by 4 million, or nearly 2 percent in one year. While this is widely associated with the recession, it is in fact caused by several converging forces. Future ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Earth Day is a good time to `go-green` by recycling an old car!

    Earth Day is a good time to recycle an old car by donating it to charity. The donor gets a valuable tax deduction, the charity gets the scrap value of the car, and the environment benefits by getting a polluting vehicle off the road.Recycling an old car by donating it to charity has many advantages to the community. The taxpayer gets a valuable tax deduction on their itemized federal return. The ...

  • Managing end-of-life tires full report

    Globally, an estimated 1 billion tires reach the end of their useful lives on vehicles each year. Disposal of these end-of-life tires (ELTs) in an environmentally sound and productive way continues to be a high priority of the tire business. ...

  • ELVs in China: the drive towards sustainability

    Upwards of 5 million vehicles in China will be reaching the end of their useful lives by the year 2010, according to latest estimates. A figure of this magnitude represents, at once, a challenge and an opportunity for the country’s ELV recycling industry. This article provides an insight into current thinking within ...

  • Reverse logistics and resource recovery: modelling car dismantling facilities

    Reverse logistics is addressed as new business issue promoted by the compulsory targets regulation enacted by the EU, to lower pollution and to reduce raw stuffs consumption. The paper gives a survey of the existing legal frame, and suggests the modelling and simulation path to assess the dismantling process. Such path permits the quantitative assessment of the recovery (reuse, recycling) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable engineering management: end-of-life vehicles with recovery in mind

    Growth sustainability requires to lower pollution and raw materials consumption. The paper deals with car end-of-life recovery (reuse, recycle) regulation as new business issue, and outlines modelling and simulation paths, to assess problems in reverse logistics for items collection and process data management. The backward flow (from exhausted items, to useful provisions) is fostered to lower ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU directive poses threat to vehicle recyclers

    Even the architect of the ELV directive believes proposed vehicle recovery and recycling quotas are ‘very tough’ and that the new definition of recycling proposed for the revised Waste Framework Directive could present problems to the ELV recycling industry. And the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress in Amsterdam also heard a leading steelmaker urge shredder operators to use and ...

  • Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR) destruction in a plasma gasification reactor

    Test results on Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR), or car fluff, demonstrated destruction efficiency and safe conversion to synthesis gas and a glass residue, in a plasma gasification system. The synthesis gas consists primarily of hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the range between 20 and 22 vol-% respectively, or 45 and 55 vol-% dry basis, when corrected for nitrogen. In dry reforming operation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automotive recycling - an American success story

    In this article, leading automotive recycling consultant Richard T.Paul investigates the current status of car recycling in the USA, along with recent developments and emerging trends affecting the sector. He dwells in particular on the collection of mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles, proposed national legislation to retire vehicleidentification numbers, and the Automobile Recyclers ...

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