Fantastic opportunity that just passes us by
I don’t think I have ever come across a business sector that offers
so much to those involved as car breaking does. I also have to add, I have never come across a business sector that isn’t
keen to capitalise on its potential. But when it comes to vehicle dismantlers and car breakers the potential of used parts
sales seems to pass us by.
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What are you doing with your wiring looms?
What happens to the wiring looms in the end of life vehicles
you break? Do you take them out and put them in a skip? Do you leave them in the hulk to go to the frag? Or, with the
price of copper, have you considered granulating them?
On the face of it, with copper getting on for $10,000 a tonne, there is big chunk of money
tied up in those looms. In Sterling terms, if you are selling the looms on, then you are
probably getting just over £1 per kg at the moment, so £1,000 per tonne in round figures. If you
granulate the looms then you are looking at around £4,000 per tonne. So do the sums add up and
what are the snags, after all nothing is ever that straight forward!
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Dismantlers get heard by the Environment Agency
The Environment Agency recently held an event attended by over
300 Environment Agency staff and interested parties to launch their new Environment & Business (EB) structure. This new
structure is designed to streamline the agency’s roles in site based regulation of waste (which incudes dismantling) and
has been driven by the demands on all public offices to reduce cost and increase efficiency. The EA invited the dismantling
industry to address the audience which was a golden opportunity to get our issues heard by those who police us.
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Great way to clean up spills
We all suffer from time to time with
oil spills and we have various ways of cleaning it up. That may be a natural material such as sawdust or one of the many
proprietary granules on the market. Whatever you use, most of these materials are not perfect for the job.
Conventional materials, as we have mentioned suffer from a number of problems. Firstly,
they are not that quick to absorb, secondly, you always end up with a fine slippery film
where the spill has been and thirdly, you have to dispose of the contaminated material,
which will also include a vast amount of material that is wasted. Having accepted this
situation for a long, long time, it was quite a surprise to come across a product called Pelican Eco-Spill
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SEDA looking for new UK agent
The name SEDA is well known as a supplier of depollution
equipment in the UK and they recently announced the ending of their agreement with UK distributor, Dale Processing
Equipment Ltd. At the moment they are in negotiation with a few established UK companies, with a view to appointing a new
SEDA Partner for Great Britain.
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