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End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling in Developing Countries

NUMFOR Solange Ayuni, a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Energy Economics at Tohoku University, Japan, and Geoffrey Barongo OMOSA, a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, provided Auto Recycling World with an overview of the situation and challenges regarding end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) recycling in developing countries and what opportunities there are to be made.

CAR Coalition lauds FTC vote to confront repair restrictions in auto industry

The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts, management and repair companies, associations, and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, recently lauded the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) unanimous vote today (21st July) to increase enforcement against restrictions that limit consumers’ right to repair, including the auto industry.  The 5-0 vote follows a Nix the Fix report released earlier this year, which described restrictions of consumer options in vehicle repair. 

Automotive Recyclers Applaud Executive Order on Right to Repair

ARA issued a statement on July 14 in response to an Executive Order signed by President Biden on July 9 that calls on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to institute rules to curb anti-competitive restrictions that limit consumers’ repair choices. The Executive order includes dozens of specific initiatives, including a requirement that the FTC undertake a rulemaking on repair and maintenance.

CAR Coalition Applauds Presidential Executive Order on Right to Repair

The CAR Coalition, a growing group of independent automotive parts, management and repair companies, associations, and insurers committed to preserving consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair, applauded President Biden’s announcement of an executive order (EO) that will enhance competitiveness in the U.S. economy and enhance consumers’ ability to choose where and how they repair their vehicles. Specifically, the CAR Coalition applauded the EO’s recommendation that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiate a rulemaking on repair and maintenance of several industries including the auto industry. Earlier this year, the FTC noted restrictions on consumer options in vehicle repair.

Automakers Collaborate on Common Guidance for Supplier Carbon Reporting and Reduction

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) – an association of global automakers and their suppliers working together to advance environmental sustainability through the automotive supply chain – today announced the publication of a new guidance document on supply chain carbon reporting and reduction developed by a collective of automotive sustainability leaders.

Review and renew – what the new ELV Directive aims to change

At this year’s International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC 2021), one of the keynote presentations was by Artemis Hatzi-Hull from the European Commission, Belgium, who discussed what the review of the ELV Directive aims to change. And following on from this was a panel discussion on the Revision of the End of Life Vehicles directive and the Green Deal: threat or opportunity?