By streamlining the decommissioning and dismantling of ELVs, the MTAA/FCAI project is expected to minimize landfills and maximize recycling opportunities. - iStock

By streamlining the decommissioning and dismantling of ELVs, the MTAA/FCAI project is expected to minimize landfills and maximize recycling opportunities.

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Under the Australian government’s National Product Stewardship Program, the organizations will identify all ELV automotive waste and determine ways to enhance or recycle it, according to a report by the Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA).

“The FCAI represents the world’s car manufacturers and MTAA and member associations who have the entire automotive supply chain, including vehicle parts suppliers, dismantlers, and recyclers as constituents, are ideally placed to combine their knowledge and undertake the work,” said MTAA CEO Richard Dudley, quoted in the AfMA report.

“Work is well underway, and the result will be a comprehensive, evidence-based road map to implement a national recycling scheme by the end of 2023,” Dudley added.

“We are excited as this will be the penultimate step to introducing a formidable end-of-life car recycling scheme and enable Australia to be better prepared for the transition of the national vehicle fleet from internal combustion engines to electric.”

By streamlining the decommissioning and dismantling of ELVs, the MTAA/FCAI project is expected to minimize landfills and maximize recycling opportunities.

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