Posts by Steve Fletcher

Collaboration in the Circular Economy

Insurers, vendors and recyclers see significant benefits from working together. In the automotive recycling sector, we talk a lot about the circular economy. Recyclers acquire vehicles,…

Auto Recycling: Progressive and Proactive

Sound environmental practices are reaping big benefits for automotive recycling. Not too long ago, Stellantis released a statement assessing the benefits of using remanufactured and recycled…

Solving the Supply Issue

Recyclers have a unique opportunity to help collision repairers and insurers dealing with serious parts shortages  OEM parts supply shortages are a fact of life for…

A Roadmap to Practical EV Recycling

As I write, the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) is putting the finishing touches on a roadmap that takes a look at the electrification of the…
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Serious About Sustainability

As this article was written it happened to be Earth Day. Not surprisingly, on April 22 many were focusing their attention on environmental and sustainability practices. …
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In This Together

OEMs need to understand that practices denouncing the use of salvage parts and restrictive data access harm the entire automotive economy. Recently we’ve seen more attention…
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OARA 2022: Bringing Back the Convention

OARA event returns for 2022 with some new ideas and concepts to serve the industry. It’s been two years since the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA)…
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Auto Recycling: A Road Map for Plastics

The research agreement between ARC and ECCC aims to study the management of plastics from end-of-life vehicles As part of its focus on the circular economy,…
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Salvage Parts and the Circular Economy

OEM position statements that disapprove of the use of salvage parts don’t take into account the impact this has on the circular economy. Recently, another OEM…
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