ELV Project Proves Viable Market for Recycled Plastics from Autos
The results of the final two phases of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project were released by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Phases II and III of the ELV Project demonstrated that recovering valuable thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) from ELV bumpers is feasible.
Launched in 2015, the ELV Project was designed to study the viability of collecting and recycling plastic car parts, including car bumpers, to eventually be broken down and used as materials to make new products.
“Finding innovative ways to recycle and reuse plastics has a direct impact on the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills,” said PLASTICS Interim President & CEO Patty Long. “By developing lasting, sustainable end markets for these materials, even those extracted from scrap cars and trucks, PLASTICS is giving scrap materials a new life through recycling.”
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