Status Regarding Vehicle Post-Use
At present 75% of vehicle is recycled in U.S.
Take-back laws "a reality" in Japan and Europe (e.g., only 5% landfilled by2015)
Japan ? China; Germany ? Eastern Europe
Model for Vehicle-End-of-Life developed (automakers, dismantlers,shredders, etc.) -- what recovery efficiency needed at each step
Recycling vs. vehicle wt. reduction conflict
Challenge to recycle ASR (auto shredder residue) and sort blackplastic/rubber
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies