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ARA and SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Launch a New End-of-Life Vehicle Project

ARA and SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced the launch of a new project, the Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project, on October 4 at SPI’s annual conference in Detroit. This was the official launch of the pilot program started this past July at ARA member Gary’s U-Pull It in Binghamton, N.Y.

Organizations partnering with SPI to make this program a reality include the, Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC), Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and a number of independent plastics and automotive recyclers. The goal of the ELV Recycling Demonstration Project is to develop a method of collection and recovery of Polypropylene (PP) and Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) auto parts in a way that demonstrates technical and economic feasibility.

“As plastics continue to be a material of choice for vehicles due to their weight differences and other energy-efficient benefits, we are thrilled to play a leading role with SPI in a program and will continue to explore the benefits of recycling plastic automotive parts,” Michael E. Wilson, ARA CEO said in the SPI press release.

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ARA will continue to keep members updated as this project further develops.