Browse Publications Technical Papers 2016-36-0426
2016-10-25

End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling: Processes, Legislations and Benefits 2016-36-0426

Currently in the general industry, the awareness of the population and the governments concerns for the environment and processes, such as sustainable products is increasing each year. The automotive industry follows the same trend. In a vehicle, 99% of its components can be recycled. These recyclables can supply the own automotive industry, and other industries as well, such as the manufacture of batteries made with recycled metal vehicles. Recycling vehicles also provides energy saving, conserving natural resources, and reducing water and air pollution, eliminating in a proper way harmful emissions in the environment as the lead and mercury. It is estimated that the market for recycling vehicles in the United States, injects 32 billion dollars every year in the economy, employing more than 140,000 people and have approximately 9,000 local collection and recycling. This paper aims to address the vehicle recycling process, the population and manufactures responsibility around the globe and the benefits to the economy, society and environment.

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