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Trade Association representing the UK vehicle recycling industry
Trade Association representing the UK vehicle recycling industry

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DIESEL CARS: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

An interesting Q&A on the diesel car industry by the BBC.

How have we got to this situation? Not that long ago the government was advocating diesel cars being better than petrol due to superior fuel economy?

http://ow.ly/G16j30hJH8T
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GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES 25 YEAR ENVIRONMENT PLAN

The plan was launched yesterday by the Prime Minister. Chapter 4 (p 83) covers resources and waste and indicates that Government will produce a resources and waste strategy to be published later in 2018.

VRA will provide members with an update in due course.
http://ow.ly/nOE830hJGNf
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Recycling Lives Acquires New ELV Processing Site

A recycling firm has topped off a year of rapid growth with its fifth site acquisition in 12 months.
Recycling Lives, a recycling and waste management firm headquartered in Preston, Lancashire, has announced its takeover of a facility in Erith, Kent.
It has taken over the former Pick-a-Part business, securing the jobs of 12 staff and set to create additional roles in the business.
The site is now Recycling Lives’ ninth nationally, having opened five across Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the Midlands and South East in 2017 alone, to add to its four sites in Lancashire.
The facility will allow the firm - which specialises in scrap metal and scrap car processing - to depollute and recycle End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in the region. The organisation is also looking to introduce its charitable activities into the South East, having already expanded its food redistribution programme further across the North West this year, including introducing its offender rehabilitation model into the area.
Managing director William Fletcher said: “This move tops off our biggest year to date, where we’ve tripled our turnover and more than doubled our national footprint.
“We’re proud to have secured the jobs of a great team in Erith and are excited to introduce our unique business offering to the South East. We’re already exploring opportunities to expand our charitable and social activities into the Kent area.”
Recycling Lives runs a unique social business model, using its commercial recycling and waste management operations to directly support and sustain and number of its own charity and social programmes.
The site was sold by the Charlton family. Their other business, Charlton Recycled Autoparts Ltd., near Duxford, Cambridge, is unaffected by the sale, where they continue to specialize in the dismantling of 4x4 vehicles and processing ELVs.
http://ow.ly/gZH830hInEN
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YOU CAN NOW APPLY & PAY ON-LINE TO JOIN THE VRA
And because we have just launched VRA we are offering a reduced membership fee for small vehicle recyclers £399+VAT

http://ow.ly/nf8p30hFJs2
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HOW TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE TO CUSTOMERS THE CONDITION OF USED AUTO PARTS
Its all about managing the customers expectations, minimizing disappointment, complaints, returns & of course cost. The ARA (Automotive Recyclers Association) coding system is the worlds standard for describing the condition of used autoparts. It gives cus...
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SCRAPPERS - BACK IN THE YARD - SERIES 2
Don't forget - the highlight of everyone's week - the next episode (4th of 6) of Scrappers is on Tuesday BBC2 22:00hrs. The series of 6 is now searing its culmination. Amusing & Horrifying, but oh so familiar, all at the same time! http://www.bbc.co.uk/prog...
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CATALYTIC CONVERTERS DECANNING – WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have been asked by the Environment Agency and Health & Safety Executive for help in making sure that suppliers & manufacturers of catalyst decanning equipment are aware of the problem with RCF in some cats & that they understand the dust abatement and ab...
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ATTENTION SCOTTISH VEHICLE DISMANTLERS !
The ‘Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 – Guidance on the provisions for Metal Dealers and Itinerant Metal Dealers’ was published on 16 March.   The guidance can be viewed HERE: ... http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/1844
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MVDA AIRBAGS REPORT UPDATED
The 2013 ‘airbags report’ put together by MVDA & BVSF has now been updated to take account of the legal changes that came into effect in August last year, and supporting technical information provided by other associated trade bodies.   To see a copy of the...
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VEHICLE DISMANTLERS COMING UNDER SCRUTINY FOR HEALTH & SAFETY?
Earlier this year we were contacted by the HSE with a general query about H&S at vehicle dismantling yards. They said that they had identified these premises as a potential area for attention in 2016 & 2017. They did not disclose the reasons for this.   S...
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