Icy Energy: Cold-resistant batteries could extend EV range, says research report

Beijing, China – Riemannian surface on carbon anodes enable lithium-Ion storage at -35c–or, in more plain English, researchers led by Xi Wang of Beijing Jiaotong University may have discovered modifications allowing EV batteries to better survive harsh winter climates. According to research from ACS Central Science, the smoothness of graphite in lithium-ion batteries is enough […]

ARC on the Big Screen: Steve Fletcher to deliver talk during IBISConnect USA

Toronto, Ontario — Got any lunch plans today? You better not, because Steve Fletcher, managing director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada, is set to deliver a talk during the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium’s IBISConnect USA event. At 1:30 p.m., Fletcher will be speaking alongside Mario Dimovski, CEO of Plastifix, and John Chalifoux, president and […]

Lucasville Looters: More than 60 catalytic converters stolen from school buses in N.S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Halifax District RCMP is investigating the theft of more than 60 catalytic converters from school buses in Lucasville. On June 30, Police responded to a report of theft of catalytic converters from a property in Lucasville. More than 60 catalytic converters had been removed from buses on the property. This year […]

Trustee the Board: Jeff Schroder begins term as CIECA chair

Toronto, Ontario — During the virtual CIECA board meeting on January 12, the organization’s Board of Trustees elected new officers for 2021 and announced the 2020 CIECA Award recipients. Car-Part.com CEo and founder Jeff Schroder has begun his term as CIECA’s new chair. “The CIECA Standards provide a great foundation for integration within the collision industry […]

Canadian scrap metal yard issued a stop-work order for noise complaints

November 27, 2018 — For months the neighbors of the American Iron & Metal (AIM) scrap yard in Saint John, NB had been experiencing loud explosive noises, which has now resulted in the yard to temporarily idle its operations. A series of complaints from neighboring property owners had surfaced resulting the Department of Environment to […]

ARA at 75: greener, not meaner: ARA logo rebrand celebrates new environmental direction

The Automotive Recyclers Association's new logo.

January 17, 2018 — Washington, D.C, United States — On Monday, January 8, The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) revealed its new logo. Beyond being a simple update of the organization’s historic vehicle and globe, the blue vehicle on a green logo is a celebration of the association’s new, environmentally aware direction. In a statement, the […]

ARA Expo puts technology in the spotlight

A few photos from the 73rd annual ARA Convention and Exposition! Check out the gallery below for more!

Baltimore, Maryland — November 9, 2016 — The importance of keeping up with advances in technology took centre stage during the  73rd Annual Convention and Exposition put on by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). ARA premiered a new segment during the event held in Baltimore, Maryland, a Technology Forum that offered automotive recyclers a full […]

New project to demonstrate viability of plastics recycling

Plastic auto parts continue to proliferate. A new project aims to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of recycling them.

Washington, DC — October 19, 2016 — Plastics are some of the most recycled materials in the world. A new project being spearheaded by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promises to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of recycling plastic auto parts. “We want to make sure that our members see the business benefit […]

Minister Murray to auto recyclers: ‘We need you’

Glen Murray, Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, recently congratulated auto recyclers on being ahead of the curve when it comes to the 'circular' economy.

By Jeff Sanford Markham, Ontario — May 4, 2016 — Glen Murray is Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He recently made some remarks on building a “circular” economy and congratulated automotive recyclers on being ahead of the curve. Murray was refreshingly frank about the realities of climate change during an address to […]

Auto recyclers call for ban on importation of asbestos brake pads

ARC logo

Toronto, Ontario — April 12, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is adding its voice in support of a call for federal policies to effectively eliminate the import and use of asbestos in Canada. In particular asbestos brake pads carry health risks when it comes to recycling end-of-life vehicles. Every year approximately 1.6 […]