Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

March 30, 2004


Nissan and Seven Other Japanese Auto Manufacturers Join Forces for Shredder Residue Recycling

Keywords: Government Manufacturing industry Policy / Systems Reduce / Reuse / Recycle Transportation / Mobility 

On 9 January 2004, eight Japanese auto makers revealed their agreement to form a team to promote the recycling of automobile shredder residue. The Automobile Shredder Residue Recycling Promotion Team (ART) includes Isuzu Motors Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd., Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation.

The ART was established in response to the End-of-Life Automobile Recycling Law, or Automobile Recycling Law for short, and will serve as an integral part of a system to recycle automobile shredder residue (ASR) effectively, smoothly and efficiently. ASR is one of the materials designated under this law that auto makers must recover and recycle. The new alliance is expected to result in lower recycling costs for all the companies involved. The Automobile Recycling Law will come into effect starting in January 2005.

In cooperation with several trading companies that have recycling know-how, the ART plans to examine recycling methods and set the criteria and designated locations for ASR recovery. Nissan is the team leader in this alliance.

Meanwhile, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation and its affiliated companies will also join forces in a joint framework for ASR recovery and recycling.,1299,SI9-CH180-LO3-TI974-CI731-IFY-MC109,00.html

Posted: 2004/03/30 11:37:50 AM
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