Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom — September 27, 2017 — Jaguar Land Rover Automotive is exploring the best way to implement a circular supply chain for the aluminium used in car bodies. Its objective is to optimise the recycling of metal from end-of-life vehicles to be employed in cars forming part of its upcoming series.
Jaguar is part of the REALITY project in the UK. The project aims to cut waste and reduce carbon emissions by recycling aluminium in order to use the material in new cars.
This new project is inspired by the Recycled Aluminium Car scheme (REALCAR), which was launched in 2008. To this day, the project resulted in more than 75,000 tonnes of aluminium being recovered from manufacturers in 2016/17.
The REALITY project will continue to develop advanced sorting and separating technologies applied to automotive end-of-life waste streams. It is hoped this will also drive innovation in packaging and construction.
Axion Recycling is another project partner and is specifically helping to develop modern sorting technologies for recovering high-grade recycled aluminium.
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