Recycler in the Race: Ontario auto recycler to run for local mayor

Erin, Ontario — Rob Smith, owner and president of Erin Auto Recyclers, is running for mayor. Smith has owned the local recycler since 2005 and was first elected to Erin’s council in 2014. He told Elora Fergus Today that running for mayor feels like “a natural progression from his eight years on the council” and […]

Recycler Rendezvous: Another successful OARA Convention and Trade Show in the books

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) surely had a weekend to remember. The association hosted its 2022 Convention and Trade Show last weekend, marking the first time the event had taken place since 2019. Thanks to the pandemic, it had been nearly three years to the date since OARA […]

RECYCLING NEWS

ARPAC CEO Simon Matte has shared four comments with Environment Canada on electrification in the automotive industry and its implications for auto recyclers. MATTE’S MANDATE When it comes to electric vehicle batteries, Quebec’s Association of Auto Parts Recyclers (ARPAC) share a question in common with much of the general Canadian public: “What end of life […]

In Tune with the Times: Solera unveils new logo, website

Westlake, Texas — Solera is unveiling a new logo and website that it says “more accurately” represents the company in today’s automotive space. “The logo includes a stylized lightning bolt that symbolizes our commitment to leveraging our speed, data, and solutions to help accelerate your success,” wrote Solera in its announcement. The company says its […]

Pressure’s On: Québec explores extended producer responsibility for ELV electric vehicle battery management

Montréal, Québec ⁠— Propulsion Québec has released a study to “analyze the feasibility of implementing an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mechanism in Quebec.” Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an approach that seeks to transfer the responsibility for recovery and reclamation of materials to the companies at the origin of their marketing. Essentially, EPR acts as a […]

A Cut Above: Firefighters compete in annual Auto-Ex competition at Standard Auto Wreckers

Scarborough, Ontario ⁠— It may have been one of October’s chilliest mornings yet, but that did nothing to dampen the vigour of Markham, Ont. and Oakville, Ont.’s firefighter crews, who competed in the annual Auto-Ex Competition at Standard Auto Wreckers last Friday, October 22.  David Gold, the owner of Standard Auto Wreckers, was generous enough […]

Bag It Up: Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council calls on eBay to end airbag sales on site

Dearborn, Michigan — The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) has issued a call-to-action for eBay to cease its sale of airbags and airbag components, stating that it is the “only way to prevent the sale of dangerous counterfeit airbags” on eBay.com. A2C2 said it has been working with e-commerce marketplaces like eBay since 2015, highlighting the […]

Circular Solutions: BMW designs 100 percent recyclable ‘Vision Circular’ concept vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — BMW revealed its vision for a sustainable future on Monday, unveiling the fully-recyclable Vision Circular concept vehicle, made entirely from reusable materials. When BMW says that everything in this car is both recycled and eventually recyclable, they mean everything, as the company boasts that the battery driving the concept vehicle “is 100% […]