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Car recyclers kick off ‘post Covid-19’ conference season

While many recycling conferences have been cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic, the leading international congress for automotive recycling (IARC) will take place as planned. On 2-4 September the global car recycling sector will gather in Geneva, Switzerland.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, IARC 2020 will spotlight the latest challenges and trends in automotive recycling. The event will be attended by around 250 professionals and decision-makers in the end-of-life vehicle supply chain, including car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators and policy makers.

Conference chairman Manfred Beck will lead them through a range of topics including: new automotive technologies and their impact on recycling; benefits of the circular economy for car manufacturers and recyclers; and the reuse and recycling of electrical and electronic components from ELVs. Experts will also discuss the recyclability of new material streams expected in the cars of the future, including the safe processing of automotive lithium-ion batteries, and many other key issues.

Bayram centre stage

Among the keynote speakers are Murat Bayram, director Germany at European Metal Recycling, and Professor Kerstin Kuchta of Hamburg University of Technology.

Event organiser ICM has set up plant tours to Thévenaz-Leduc SA in Ecublens-Lausanne, Switzerland and MTB Recycling in Trept, France. There will also be an exhibition area for recycling solution providers to showcase their latest innovations. Key automotive partners Toyota AG and Tesla will be displaying their latest models.

The event offers plenty of networking opportunities, including dinner on the first evening.

For more information and registration, visit www.icm.ch/iarc-2020

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