Recycler’s Rebuke: ARA critical of Subaru ban on recycled parts, ‘stifles competition’

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Recyclers Association has some strong words for Subaru after the Japanese automaker dropped a ban on repairing their vehicles with recycled parts, earlier in August. Representing 4,500 auto recycling facilities worldwide, ARA contends that alternative parts are “safe and economical”, and that Subaru’s recent decisions on the matter put further […]

Aging Autos: ARA encouraging use of ROE parts as vehicle ages rise

Manassas, Virginia —  The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is wanting vehicle owners, insurance companies and repair facilities to increase their use of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts because the age of light vehicles in operation on U.S. roads has risen to 12.1 years, according to IHS Market reports.  Sandy Blalock, ARA executive director, says […]

Brighter Days: Output of U.S. recycling sector up 6.4 percent

Washington, D.C. ⁠— The resilience of the global recycling industry was showcased last week at the Institue of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual conference and exposition stage as organization President Robin Wiener said U.S. recycling industry output is up 6.4 percent from pre-pandemic levels. “As the industry gathers virtually for our ISRI 2021 annual convention this […]

ARA Expo puts technology in the spotlight

A few photos from the 73rd annual ARA Convention and Exposition! Check out the gallery below for more!

Baltimore, Maryland — November 9, 2016 — The importance of keeping up with advances in technology took centre stage during the  73rd Annual Convention and Exposition put on by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). ARA premiered a new segment during the event held in Baltimore, Maryland, a Technology Forum that offered automotive recyclers a full […]

ARA’s 73rd Annual Convention coming soon

Manassas, Virginia — October 19, 2016 — One of the biggest recycling events of the year is just around the corner. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)’s 73rd Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 26 to 29, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland and promises to offer four days of extensive educational seminars focused on the […]

New project to demonstrate viability of plastics recycling

Plastic auto parts continue to proliferate. A new project aims to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of recycling them.

Washington, DC — October 19, 2016 — Plastics are some of the most recycled materials in the world. A new project being spearheaded by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promises to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of recycling plastic auto parts. “We want to make sure that our members see the business benefit […]