Aussie ELVs: Australia announces plan to recycle 700,000 end-of-life motor vehicles per year

Canberra, Australia — The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) are working on a comprehensive business plan to deliver a road map for an end-of-life vehicle recycling scheme under the National Product Stewardship Program. In late March, Sussan Ley, Australia’s federal environmental minister, and Trevor Evans, assistant […]

Rubber Rooms: Australian researchers develop concrete alternative from old tires

Adelaide, Australia — Researchers from a pair of Australian universities say they have unlocked the building blocks to a new eco-friendly recycling solution for used vehicle tires—a solution involving literal building blocks. A collaboration between the University of Southern Australia (UniSA) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has demonstrated that crumb rubber sourced […]

Monopoly Monitor: U.K. antitrust regulator launches probe into OEM recycling practices

London, United Kingdom— European Union antitrust regulators raided several automotive companies and associations Tuesday on suspicion of breaching the bloc’s cartel rules, Reuters reports. Britain’s competition authority has also launched a probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Britain’s competition watchdog, said on Tuesday it will be working alongside the European Commission to probe into […]

Setting Sights High: Europe aims to recycle 95 percent of the weight of ELVs

Amsterdam, Netherlands — In Europe, the automotive sector has been tasked with repurposing 95 percent of the weight of End of Life Vehicles (ELV).  Ingrid Niessing, the CEO of the global membership organization ARN that focuses on the vehicle lifecycle, says that the company is extremely involved in helping Europe reach its goal and the […]

Tundra Take-Back launches fourth year of vehicle recycling in Canada’s north

The community of Kuujjuarapik in Nunavik, one of two communities to host Tundra Take-Back projects in 2017. Paul Bell of Poehl's Auto Recyclers will be on site in the town from August 17 to September 2.

By CAR Staff Nunavik, Quebec and Baffin Island, Nunavut — August 16, 2017 — Canada’s automotive recyclers are once again stepping up to bring their expertise to a new frontier. Tundra Take-Back has been running for the last several years. In brief, the project seeks to bring automotive recycling to communities in Canada’s far north. […]

Impact Auto Auctions launches enhanced online platform

The new home page of Impact Auto Auctions. The auction company has made a number of enhancements to its online buyer portal and bidding platform.

Mississauga, Ontario — August 23, 2016 — Impact Auto Actions has launched a new website with a modern interface and an array of enhancements. The new site, found at impactauto.ca, also offers Impact’s buying customers access to two new tools: My Auction Center, a personalized dashboard designed to streamline the process of sourcing and purchasing […]

Scout Environmental honours Golden Switch Award recipients

The team at LKQ Lecavalier in Ste-Sophie, Quebec with their Golden Switch Award. The award celebrates five consecutive years of active participation in the Switch Out program.

By Alan Sovran Toronto, Ontario — June 1, 2016 — Switch Out, Canada’s national automotive mercury switch recovery program, would like to take the opportunity to recognize the outstanding and continued efforts of the automotive recyclers that participate in the program. Over 950 businesses from across Canada have recovered mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) […]