Australia is taking the first steps towards a national end of life vehicle scheme, thanks to a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth Government.
The grant will allow the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to work together to deliver a business plan for a national recycling scheme for end of life vehicles by 2023.
The plan will seek to address the over 700,000 vehicles that reach end of life in Australia each year through a stewardship program which brings together manufacturers and automotive recyclers across the country.
MTAA CEO Richard Dudley said ‘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,’
With more than 700,000 passenger vehicles reaching the end of their life each year, there is an opportunity to streamline and harmonise decommissioning and dismantling processes, environmental compliance requirements, and business to business linkages to minimise landfills and maximise recycling opportunities’.
The Motor Trade Association SA/NT (MTA) would like to thank MTA Automotive Dismantlers (SA/NT) Chair, Darran Van Der Woude of River Murray Auto Wreckers, Deputy Chair, Raul Qasimy from Costless Auto Wreckers and committee member, Mark Kraulis from U-Pull-It for their tireless advocacy on this important issue.
As this important program progresses, the MTA will keep members updated.