In an article by American Recycler on the challenges facing the automotive recycling industry, Diran Apelian, Founding Director of CR3, was asked to share his insights on the issue. An excerpt of the article is below:
As the automotive manufacturing industry continually advances, so too do the types of materials being used in the construction of vehicles. At the recent 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) held in Berlin, Germany in March, focus was put on the new materials being used in today’s automobiles and how the increased amount of mixed-used plastics may pose challenges to recyclers and dismantlers of end-of-life vehicle. As Diran Apelian, Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the founding director of CR3, explained, the concept of circular economy is catching on in that manufacturers are addressing the recovery and reuse of materials. Read the full article here.