Automobile Recycling, Where the True Problem Lies. Group Leader: Leslie Savage Matthew Trout Isai Espinoza George Wahlgren Peter Manekas. Overview. Problem Statement Introduction Automobile Shredder Residue Environmental Problems Economic Problems Assumptions Proposed Solutions
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Group Leader: Leslie Savage
The main problem facing the current automobile recycling infrastructure is the way in which automobile shredder residue is currently disposed. In order to combat this problem we researched both long and short term solutions. Main consideration was given to short term solutions in order to “buy time” for long term solutions to be implemented.
“Take Back Law”
Required recycling targets:
material ‘96 ‘00
steel 100% 100%
non-ferrous 88% 90%
plastics 20% 80%
elastomers 30% 50%
glass 30% 60%
2002 maximum 15% of older car weight can be landfilled
2002 maximum 10% of new car weight can be landfilled
2015 maximum of 5% of all car weight can be landfilledEuropean Legislation