Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

June 26, 2008


NPO Opens Car Recycling Education Center

Keywords: Government NGO / Citizen Non-manufacturing industry Reduce / Reuse / Recycle 

The Re-Use Motorization (RUM) Alliance is a non-profit organization (NPO) established in September 2003. Its members consult with each other, study and work together to achieve a standardized model for the motor vehicle recycling industry in Japan and the world. A total of 288,787 automobiles were dismantled in 2006 by companies with full membership in the alliance.

At the end of April 2007, the NPO opened the International Recycling Education Center (IREC) in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. IREC is the first research and training center in the world to systematically provide automobile recycling (dismantling) technology and knowledge. It aims to offer technical training and educate automobile recycling technicians.

The center accepts workers from a wide array of automobile recycling-related companies in Japan and technical trainees from overseas.

Posted: 2008/06/26 10:17:37 AM