Canadian automotive recyclers call for national approach to the environmental management of end-of-life vehicles
Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is calling for a national approach to the environmental management of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Canada.
In a submission to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, ARC notes that although ELV processors are subject to a number of provincial and federal requirements, ELV management practices are highly variable.
“The lack of common processing standards for ELVs is significant,” the ARC submission states. “While used parts and scrap metal values are driving high recycling rates, ELVs also include a number of substances of concerns that incur costs when properly removed.