Plan to recycle 700,000 cars every year
The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) are working on a business plan to provide a roadmap for an end-of-life vehicle recycling program under the National product management.
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley and Deputy Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Stewardship Trevor Evans announced a Commonwealth Government grant of $1 million to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI ) to promote the recycling of Australian end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).
MTAA CEO Richard Dudley said FCAI and MTAA are partnering to develop a plan to identify all automotive waste from end-of-life vehicles and opportunities to improve or introduce ways to recycle them,” work is well advanced and the result will be a comprehensive, evidence-based roadmap to implement a national recycling program by the end of 2023. With more than 700,000 passenger vehicles arriving at end of life each year, there is an opportunity to streamline and harmonize decommissioning and dismantling processes, environmental compliance requirements and business-to-business linkages to minimize landfills and maximize recycling opportunities,” said said Dudley.
The grant is the culmination of advocacy and representations by the MTAA and its members to the Commonwealth Government to bring Australia in line with other OECD countries and to have consistent and harmonized policy and regulations for decommissioning and motor vehicle recycling.
The project is expected to be completed in 13 months.