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End of life vehicles recovery : process descriptio, its impact and direction of research

Mat Saman, Muhamad Zameri and Blount, Gordon N. (2006) End of life vehicles recovery : process descriptio, its impact and direction of research. Jurnal Mekanikal (21). pp. 40-52. ISSN 0127-3396


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In recent years, environmental issues and sustainability have become one of the main items of debate in the automotive industries. In relation to that, most countries have set a new legislation because the situation is getting worse especially in the developed country. The legislation forces all the vehicle manufacturers to accept responsibility for the complete life cycle of vehicles. In another words, the vehicle manufacturers are forced by law to take back and recycle their products in order to support product stewardship and to enforce environmentally friendly product life cycles. This paper provides a snapshot of current practices in vehicle recovery in Europe, USA, Japan and Australia together with legislation, stakeholders and markets influencing in industry. The concepts of sustainable development and end-of-life vehicle recovery are discussed. The paper then outlines the factors that must instigate the longer-term changes required to more readily support the core themes of the end-of-life vehicle recovery.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:vehicle recovery, end-of-life vehicle directive, vehicle design and development process, vehicle industries, recycling aspects
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:8130
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009 03:04
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:51

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