The recycling of plastics from ELVs -- background, practices and potentials

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Abstract

The proportion of plastic components in automobiles has increased over past few decades. With the pressure of legislation on treatment of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and economical and environmental concerns, the management of plastic scrap in ELVs is becoming an important issue. This paper reviewed utilization of plastics in automobile production and traditional management of components from ELVs, with introduction of new legislation problems have been identified in the recycling of plastic from ELVs. Some examples of closed-loop recycling of plastic automobile parts are presented, and the potentials of using recycled plastics in automobile production are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomatic Manufacturing Systems II
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783037854488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2012 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 6 Jul 20128 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume542-543
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityZhuhai
Period6/07/128/07/12

Keywords

  • Automobile
  • Automobile shredded residue
  • Bumpers
  • Dashboard
  • End-of-Life vehicles
  • Fuel tanks
  • Recover
  • Recycle
  • Reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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