Automotive industry challenges in meeting EU 2015 environmental standard

Antonis A. Zorpas, Vassilis J. Inglezakis

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Abstract

Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) generation in EU is approximately 2-2.5 million t/y, constituting 10% of total hazardous waste in the EU. Currently, about 75% of ELVs total weight is recycled while the remaining 25% (ASR). Not surprisingly, Europe is the world's largest vehicle producer as about 30% of the 50 million cars produced globally are manufactured in the EU. Worldwide, ASR is considered an increasingly problematic waste, consisting of a large number of different materials that basically remains unprocessed and directed to landfills. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the ASR problem and the options for processing this waste in order to minimize the waste directed to landfills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-83
Number of pages29
JournalTechnology in Society
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • ASR
  • Directive 2000/53
  • ELVs
  • Hazardous waste
  • Tires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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