1997-02-24

Automotive Recycling as Reuse; Investigation of the Impact of Reuse in Recyclability 971097

With the presentation of this paper on the impact of reuse on recycling, the justifying groundwork will have been laid for the expanded definition of recycling to include reuse as a valid contribution to recyclability calculations. This proposed research will collect data from a statistical sampling from the membership of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). For the first time, statistical data will be available to scientifically determine the impact or effect of reuse on the current definition of recycling. This data is anticipated to establish an expanded view of the automotive recycling market and validate the inclusion of reuse into the currently accepted definition of recycling and recyclability (W. Lange; SAE 950205) and will be presented in a subsequent SAE paper in 1998.

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