DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY

Green Recycled Parts present consumer, industry and environmental benefits Story by/par Sarah Perkins I n the realm of automotive recycling, where the gears of progress often intersect with environmental responsibility, professionals in the industry are consistently at the forefront of a transformative movement. However, when it comes to automotive industry customers—especially those of collision repairers—more […]

DEBUNKING LI-ION LIES

Do you believe a majority of lithium-ion batteries end up in landfill? Think again Han Eric Melin, managing director of Circular Energy Storage (CES), has long disputed a startling number found in many research papers, cited in news articles across the globe—that only five percent of all lithium-ion batteries are recycled. Even worse—that 95 percent […]

THE BATTERY METAL MONARCHY

ARA unveils Battery Material Use Hierarchy Electrification of the automobile. Love it? Hate it? Don’t understand it? To an auto recycler, those questions don’t matter. It’s happening. At best, we as automotive recyclers can defend an advocate for the industry by better understanding the challenges and opportunities, and by getting other stakeholders to understand the […]

THE EVOLUTION OF EHMANN

For Boni Ehmann, following opportunities and exceedingexpectations is all in day’s work Story by/Par Sarah Perkins Boni Ehmann is an energetic and passionate leader in the automotive recycling industry who understands that when opportunity knocks, you must answer. With over 25 years of progressive work experience in the automotive industry as a parts person, Boni […]

GOLD STANDARD CITIZEN

David Gold honoured for critical work with Markham Fire Story by Allison Rogers David Gold and the team at Standard Auto Wreckers truly set the bar when it comes to auto recycling and community involvement. The facility works with several philanthropic causes—including community event days and connections to No Poverty, No Disease, No War, an […]

AN ARAAC—CARI EXTRAVAGANZA

Inside last June’s mega meeting The auto recycling and scrap industries met in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2023, for a mega-meeting of the two end-of-life sectors associations. Dubbed the Winds of Change, the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) event also co-hosted the national board meeting of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), and the […]

DIALLED IN AND WIRED IN

Auto recycling industry plugs into success for ARA’s 80th annual expo Photos by/par Gloria Mann, Steve Fletcher The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) hosted its annual Convention and Exposition this past October in Kansas City, where delegates from the used parts field across North America and beyond gathered for three days of top-notch networking and industry […]

MODERN-MINDED MILLERS

Cousin—owner duo Natalie and Chris Miller on operating the family ’biz, Miller’s Auto Recycling By/Par Sarah Perkins The automotive recycling industry has always been one to build on the foundations of the past to create something new. From repurposing materials previously manufactured to bringing new lives to old parts, automotive recycling is about finding a […]

News

BOOSTING BUMPERS Ultra-Poly and Autoneum North America, have collaborated to develop a composite material that utilizes recycled bumper material as a rigid backing substrate for a fibrous layer. This composite is used for vibration and noise attenuation in a chassis component, contributing to improved performance and functionality, according to the partners. The development was inspired […]

AUTO RECYCLING ACROSS CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA AUTOMOTIVE RECYCLERS (BCAR) ara.bc.ca/b-c-auto-recyclers-division The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has updated the implementation timeline for electric vehicle batteries under the Extended Producer Responsibility Five-Year Action Plan (2021 to 2026). British Columbia will be the first province to regulate EV batteries under extended producer responsibility (EPR). With this updated timeline, the […]