Recycler Registration: OARA 2020 registration now open

Toronto, Ontario — Gear up, auto recyclers⁠— registration for next year’s OARA convention is now open. Next year’s event will be held from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont. It will feature a portfolio of exciting events, including a trade show, comprehensive industry seminars and some exciting […]

SEMA Sustainability: NABC Recycled Rides gifts six cars at SEMA

Las Vegas, Nevada — Each year at SEMA, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) hosts its Recycled Rides luncheon, where professionals from every sector of the automotive industry gather to watch the NABC give back. NABC presented six deserving Las Vegas, Nevada residents with refurbished vehicles, enabling them to care for their families, enjoy the […]

Seeing Green: Japanese OEMs enter India’s recycling ring

Toronto, Ontario — Two OEMs appear to be muscling into the auto recycling industry on a massive scale. Suzuki and Toyota have announced a collaborative venture to open vehicle dismantling facilities in India. The Japanese OEMs expect to open a facility based in Noida, in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh, in 2020. It is […]

Road to Wrecking: India implementing auto scrapping initiative

Toronto, Ontario — In India, there are approximately nine million vehicles more than 15 years old that are still driving on roads today. These vehicles often leech up to 10 times more emissions than current norms and, if left unregulated, this number of vehicles could reach more than 20 million by 2025, according to a […]

Ion the Future: Former EV battery researcher wins Nobel prize

Toronto, Ontario — Oct. 16, 2019 — EV batteries will be in 15 percent of new vehicles sold in 2025, and the world is not ready, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist has said. Akira Yoshino, a professor at Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan has been awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for his development of lithium-ion batteries–the […]

Metal Meddlers: Precious metal prices cause rise in catalytic converter thefts

Hamilton, Ontario ⁠— Oct. 16, 2019 ⁠— Police in Hamilton, Ontario have seen more than 61 catalytic converter thefts on their streets since May of this year. Catalytic converters are key components in a vehicle’s exhaust system. The part essentially acts as an oven, burning off what the engine does not, and making for cleaner emissions. The […]

Recycling Rundown: ARA’s 76th annual convention and exposition

Charlotte, North Carolina ⁠— Oct. 16, 2019 ⁠— Last weekend, auto recyclers across North America took to Charlotte Convention Centre in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Automotive Recycler’s Association’s (ARA) 76th annual convention and exposition. This year’s theme was “Accelerate!”, which aimed to offer one-of-a-kind learning opportunities on new products and services, deliver in-depth educational sessions and […]

History in the Making: Global auto recyclers sign historic agreement

Toronto, Ontario — Oct. 2, 2019 — ARC Canada is considering signing a Memorandum of Cooperation after an international roundtable earlier this year. The memorandum was initiated and signed by auto recycling associations from across the globe in an effort to increase collaborative business as well as provide a singular, united voice worldwide for the organizations. […]