Gone too Soon: High repair cost driving many Teslas to salvage prematurely, Reuters says

Toronto, Ontario — Tesla has been talking big about its in-house insurance platform recently, and how it is providing insights on potential design improvements, but some recent reporting from Reuters has found that far too many of the electric automaker’s vehicles are turning up as salvage prematurely. In a compilation of 120 Model Y vehicles […]

Watch for Broken Glass: Saint-Gobain working to recycle windshields into home fibreglass insulation

Toronto, Ontario — Pennsylvania-based building materials company, Saint-Gobain North America and its glazing subsidiary Saint-Gobain Sekurit, recently launched recycling programs in California that aim to repurpose old auto glass into new fibreglass insulation for homes. Through a collaboration with Danish recycling company, Shark Solutions, glass waste produced at Saint-Gobain Sekurit’s Garden Grove, Calif. Facility will […]

CARI Camaraderie: Organization hosts 25th annual Consumer’s Night

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) held its 25th annual Consumer’s  Night last week, where friends of the organization gathered at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel for networking opportunities and an evening of programming alongside company representatives, CARI staff, board members and association members from both Canada and the United States. […]

Very Merry for Gary: Gary Johnson to represent Quebec on ARC board of reps

Danford Lake, Quebec — Danford Lake, Que.’s own Gary Johnson has been appointed to the board of representatives for the Association des recycleurs de pièces d’autos et de camions (ARPAC), to represent the province alongside Recycleur Duverynay’s Pierre Robitaille. Johnson is the second-generation owner of Johnson Auto Wreckers Plus, where his family has served the […]

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 […]

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 […]