13th International Automobile Recycling Congress Examines Legislative Issues

Event, held March 13-15, 2013, provided insight on ELV recycling worldwide.

April 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) has become the international platform for discussions of the latest developments and challenges relating to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling, according to event organizer ICM AG (www.icm.ch). The latest of these events, held in Brussels March 13-15, drew 220 delegates from 27 countries and 29 exhibitors, including equipment manufacturers and service providers to the industry.

IARC 2013 examined the following topics:

  • Phasing out criminal export;
  • Implementing new laws and regulations;
  • World-wide reports on ELV recycling activities;
  • Best available recycling technologies; and
  • E-mobility.

On the final day of the congress, delegates were also given the opportunity to participate at plant tours to:

  • ARN, Tiel, Netherlands (postshredder technology plant);
  • Audi Brussels (car manufacturing plant);
  • Galloo, Menen, Belgium (ferrous and nonferrous recycling plant); and
  • Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Hoboken, Belgium (recycling and refining of precious metal bearing materials).

The 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2014 will take place from March 19-21, 2014, in Brussels.