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Automobile Recycling Congress Heads to Basel

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2010 version of international event takes place March 3-5.

August 28, 2009

Switzerland-based event organizer ICM AG has announced that the 10th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) will be held at the Basel Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland, March 3-5, 2010.


“The congress will bring together the various links in the ELV (end-of-life vehicle) recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators and policy-makers from around the world,” the ICM states in a news release.


The organization has called for papers, noting that sessions will focus on several topics, including:


·      The impact of disposal fees on the car industry (“cash for clunkers”)

·      How to stay green in tough times

·      ELV recycling reports of Asian, U.S. and European authorities and NGOs

·      How do car manufacturers close the recycling loop?

·      Is law enforcement needed to create a level playing field among the recyclers?

·      Solutions for shredder fluff: What‘s the best available technology?

·      Waste-to-energy solutions

·      Technology innovation in plastics recycling

·      A special session on the scrapping of military vehicles.


An exhibition area will be part of the event, as will cocktail receptions and a networking dinner, according to ICM.


The event will also include plant tours, with a car manufacturing plant, an auto shredder, a shredder fluff recycling plant, a hazardous landfill clean-up site and an electronics and plastics recycling plant all potentially to be offered.


ICM says those interested in submitting a proposed paper or topic can do so by Sept. 30, 2009, by calling ICM at +41 62 785 10 00, faxing to +41 62 785 10 05 or e-mailing to info@icm.ch.


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