'As part of Toyota's efforts to build an ideal recycling-based society, Toyota is taking on the challenge to globally deploy end-of-life vehicle
treatment and recycling technologies by 2050.
Safe and eco-friendly automobile dismantling facilities certified by Toyota will be established around the world for the development of a scheme that optimizes collection and processing of resources from end-of-life vehicles
. The first facility was a joint venture established in Beijing in 2014.
He was greeted by Axion's Commercial Operations Manager, Judith Clayman, and Axion Director, Roger Morton, who said: "Mr Clegg was clearly extremely impressed by the innovative work we've done in building our Trafford Park plant to recover metals and high-grade plastics from end-of-life vehicles
that go back as new components into new cars like the BMW Mini.
Renault became a major player in the French recycling sector in 2008, when it launched a Euro EUR100 million euro joint venture with Sita France, the recycling arm of French environmental services giant Suez, to develop end-of-life vehicle
Drivers are obligated under the End-of-Life Vehicle
(ELV) Directive to take their old vehicle to an authorised treatment facility (ATF) - registered by the environment agency.
The XGT-1700WR and 5700WR EDXRF imaging microscope better meets the requirements of ELV (end-of-life vehicles
) regulations than its predecessors.
The End-Of-Life Vehicles
Directive, which became UK law in 2003, requires potential contaminants such as oil, brake fluid, tyres and airbags to be removed from cars before they are scrapped.
Additionally, Cymru is an authorized treatment facility for end-of-life vehicles
, handling around 50,000 vehicles a year.
* EU Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles
stipulates that vehicle manufacturers and their material and component suppliers must try to reduce use of hazardous substances when designing vehicles.
Magpie, linking the council, police and fire brigade, removed 649 abandoned or end-of-life vehicles
between April 2004 and March 2005.
"We are particularly proud of our efforts to reduce mercury in the environment as an active member of the coalition that successfully pressed for the legislation enacted last month to require the removal of mercury switches from end-of-life vehicles
used as scrap metal."
The terminal, which is operated by Sims Group UK - part of the Australian international metals- recycling company - is equipped with the world's largest industrial shredder, capable of processing 450 end-of-life vehicles