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24 November 2020

CarTakeBack celebrates 15 year anniversary

The scrap car recycling business, CarTakeBack, has celebrated its 15th anniversary. CarTakeBack was launched in 2005 and is a car scrappage company which allows vehicle manufacturers to fulfil their responsibilities under the ...


With the latest news and past articles about the end of life vehicle recycling sector and tyre recycling, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


27 October 2020

UK misses ELV target for third consecutive year  


EXCLUSIVE: The UK missed its 95% End of Life Vehicle (ELV) reuse/recycling and recovery target for a third year running in 2018, achieving a rate of 92.8%. The level was 1.3% down on the previous year. However, in terms of ...

26 August 2020

CARS and MRE postponed to September 2021


The Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and the Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have both been postponed until 15-16 September 2021.   The events, held alongside each other at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, are organised by the...

21 August 2020

Tyre recycling plant to be built in Sunderland


Norwegian recycling company Wastefront has signed a deal with Sunderland city council to build an end-of-life tyre (ELT) recycling plant at the Port of Sunderland. The full-scale plant will be capable of processing 180 tonnes of ...

9 July 2020

Drop in demand hitting specialist plastic recyclers


Recyclers of plastic from end of life vehicles (ELVs) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe have been “severely impacted” by the coronavirus outbreak, according to two recycling bodies.  

1 July 2020

EPA says Ireland has met 2018 ELV targets


Ireland achieved its end-of-life vehicle (ELV) reuse and recycling targets in 2018 for the first time since the goals were increased in 2015, recently published figures from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest. More ...

16 April 2020

Action plan targets aluminium recycling


Industry association European Aluminium has launched its Circular Aluminium Action Plan, aimed at ensuring

31 March 2020

Defra surveys councils’ PPE provision


A survey launched by Defra into the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) by councils for waste sector employees ends by close of play today (31 March). With PPE of particular importance during the coronavirus pandemic...

27 March 2020

CARS and metals event postponed to November


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Complete Auto Recycling Show (CARS) and Metals Recycling Event (MRE) have been postponed until November. 

10 March 2020

Scrap dealer fined over ‘illegal car breakers yard’


A scrap dealer has been ordered to pay more than £400,000 for running an “illegal car breakers yard” for six years at Westonzoyland in Somerset. According to the Environment Agency, Wayne Hillard, 42, made £1.3 million by ...

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