Michael Wilson presents on ‘circular economy detour’ at IARC 2017

Michael Wilson, CEO of the US-based Automotive Recyclers Association, recently presented at IARC 2017, an international gathering of automotive recyclers.

Berlin, Germany — April 12, 2017 — Michael Wilson, CEO of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), presented recently at the International Automotive Recycling Congress (IARC) held in Berlin, Germany. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is a member of ARA. 

The annual international event brought together a number of leading representatives of the international automobile recycling industry. Approximately 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital to participate in a wide-ranging program which included nearly 30 presentations.

Wilson’s presentation was entitled “Automotive Manufacturers Take Circular Economy Detour”. Wilson noted that despite touting commitments to the basic tenants of a circular economy, such as recovering all products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, automakers are now opposing the fundamental reutilization of their company’s very own parts once they have left a dealership.

In his presentation, Wilson articulated his position that it is time for automakers to abandon these anti-environmental positions on the reutilization of OEM parts. 

For more information, please visit a-r-a.org


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