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 […]

Scrap Stars: YouTube auto ‘picking’ show continues to rack up the views

Rochester, New York – The auto recycling industry is finally getting some of the star power it deserves as YouTube-based “picking” show “Totaled Treasure” released its second episode in late-December. Styled in a similar vein to shows like “Canadian Pickers” and “Storage Wars”, “Totaled Treasure” follows Vince Edivan and Aaron Stone as they travel across […]

Registration opens for 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the ARA Convention and Exposition in 2016. This year's event will feature more than 20 educational sessions and over 100 exhibitors.

Manassas, Virginia — June 21, 2017 — Registration is now open for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition taking place November 1 to 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. A statement from ARA says this year’s event is expected to draw auto recyclers and vendors from around the world. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada is […]

OARA creates community through scholarship program

Rob Heslop from Andy’s Auto Wreckers with his daughter Lindsay, receiving her OARA scholarship cheque from Steve Fletcher of OARA. Heslop’s daughter Lauren received an OARA Scholarship this year, being the fourth of his children to do so.

By Josh White London, Ontario — June 22, 2017 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) has chosen 23 recipients for its annual scholarship program. Since 2010, OARA has provided scholarships for individuals planning on pursuing a full-time post-secondary education program. The program has offered financial aid for hundreds of students over its eight years, […]

Global scrap market predicted to grow to 997.9 million tons by 2021

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London, United Kingdom — May 10, 2017 — Analysts from research firm Technavio predict that the global scrap metal recycling market will grow to 997.9 million metric tons by 2021, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 3 percent. The research study by Technavio on the global scrap metal recycling market for […]

Video lays out the recycling process in building blocks

The video, created by seventh grader Jacob Folwell, lays out the automotive recycling process in stop-motion animation.

By CRM Staff New Orleans, Louisiana — May 10, 2017 — Jacob Folwell has managed to present a view of automotive recycling that’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. And he managed to do it while in the seventh grade. Folwell is the grand prize winner of a video and poster design contest held by […]

Positive press for Logel’s Auto Parts

Logel's Auto Parts in Kitchener. The company was recently recognized for its community efforts with an article in the local paper.

By CAR Staff Kitchener, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — Logel’s Auto Parts in Kitchener got some positive press recently, thanks in large part to the automotive recycler’s community efforts. An article appeared in the Kitchener, Ontario newspaper The Record, extolling the virtues of the locally-owned and operated automotive recycling facility. “The mark of a […]

Is Tesla getting into the recycling game?

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By CAR Staff Peterborough, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — A report by Reuters has uncovered what may be a link between Tesla and a recycling company. This is especially intriguing given a statement made by the electric car manufacturer that indicated the company was “re-thinking the materials supply chain.” The company in question, Redwood […]

Tire Take Back launches with a dream come true

At the conclusion of last year's Tire Take Back event. From left: Rick Milne, Mayor of Alliston, Ontario; Nancy Sutherland, CEO of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada and Earl and Eileen Graham of Early’s Auto Parts.

Toronto, Ontario — May 3, 2017 — Unlike most kids her age, 12-year-old Nethulya will spend her summer vacation in the hospital recovering from a major hip surgery that will require a three-month stay and months of extensive physiotherapy. Living with cerebral palsy and an eye condition, Nethulya, from Newmarket, Ontario, uses a walker and […]