Automobile Recycling Congress Scheduled

Conference will be held in Brussels March 19-21, 2014.

September 6, 2013
RTGE Staff
Auto Shredding Legislation & Regulations

The 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) has been scheduled for March 19-21, 2014, in Brussels. According to Switzerland-based event sponsor ICM AG, the IARC has been designed as a platform to exchange information, meet business partners and gain access to new clients.

According to ICM, the three-day program will include coverage of the following topics:

• how can automakers and the industry close the recycling loop?;
• best available recycling technologies;
• new automobile recycling technologies;
• best available recycling technologies;
• European ELV (end-of-life vehicle) directive toward 2015;
• e-mobility – Influence on car recycling and dismantling;
• reports about illegal export of wrecks;
• rare earth recycling and what it means for the auto industry;
• sustainability benefits of automobile recycling;
• effects of durable raw materials low prices on ELV recycling;
• tire recycling;
• economic impact of the reduced availability of car bodies for shredder companies; and
• implementing new laws and regulations.

Additionally, the Congress will have an exhibition area where vendors can present information about their services to attendees.

Congress organizers also are offering plant tours to recycling and automotive companies in the Brussels vicinity. More information on the event can be found at