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17th International Automobile Recycling Conference takes place in March

Developments in vehicle recycling are happening thick and fast and this year's IARC is jam packed with news and opinion.

Fancy a trip to Berlin and take in the 17th IARC at the same time? They have an early bird booking until January 31st so you’ll have to get your skates on!

The congress takes place from March 22nd to 24th, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. According to the literature, It is a platform to exchange the latest information, to meet your business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients, with special focus on:
  • Circular economy and resource efficiency
  • Innovation in the recycling sector
  • How can car manufacturers and the dismantling industry close the recycling loop?
  • How to recycle electronics and destruct data in cars?
  • New materials in cars, e.g. carbon fibre, rare earth elements etc, and how to recycle them
  • Next generation recycling processes and equipment
  • Country reports
  • Recycling aspects in vehicle design
  • Update on new laws and regulations
This conference really does encompass the whole of the auto recycling sector, from materials, to manufacturers, all the way to re-use of parts and materials recycling.

You only have to look at the titles of the seminars, and the presenters to appreciate this. EMR’s Gareth Williams is looking at ‘Our Journey Towards Zero Waste in Auto Recycling’ and the EU Commission’s Artemis Hatzi-Hull will discuss ‘Changes in the ELV Directive – New Challenges’. The European body that represents trade association’s from the member states, EGARA will explain ‘The challenges of sustainable car dismantling’, whilst Manuel Kindelan, of SIGRAUTO will talk about ‘ELV Recycling in Spain’.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are two days crammed full of presentations looking at technologies to recycle new materials, challenges in carbon fibre recycling, an example of collaboration between an engineering polymer producer and a carmaker; the list goes on so take a look at it.

A large exhibition area is integrated into the conference facilities, along with cocktail receptions and a networking dinner which aims to create the right atmosphere for you to get in touch with business partners and colleagues. There are also plant tours to leading recycling companies in the vicinity of Berlin.

IARC isn’t cheap, even with the discount the cost to attend is 1,590 euro but if you want to get to know the ‘movers and shakers’ of automotive recycling, then you need to be there.

To find out more, visit the IARC website.

February 2017

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