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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Environmental Impact of End-of-Life Vehicles: An Information Paper

Environment Australia
ISBN 0642547513


  1. The Environmental Impacts of Motor Manufacturing and Disposal of End of Life Vehicles, Cleaner Vehicles Task Force (Department of the Environment, Trade and the Regions), UK,, March 2000.
  2. The Way Forward. The Final Report of the Cleaner Vehicles Task Force, Department of the Environment, Trade and the Regions, UK,, March 2000.
  3. Daimler Chrysler AG: Environmental Report 1999,, 2000.
  4. Recycling end-of-life vehicles in Japan, The Netherlands and the U.S., Recycling International, Jan/Feb 2000
  5. Automobile Recycling Alternatives: Why Not?, Alison Altshculler for Neighbors Organized to Stop the Hazards of All Metal Shredders!(NO SHAMS!), Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization, Minneapolis, May 1997
  6. Shredding and Media Separation, Bureau of International Recycling, Brussels,, 2000
  7. Time Bomb or Opportunity, Tony Bird, Recycling International, October 2000
  8. Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of-life vehicles, Official Journal of the European Communities, 21 October 2000
  9. Commission proposes Directive on environmentally friendly handling of End of Life Vehicles, Press Release, The European Commission, 9 July 1997,
  10. Focus - EU assembly backs old cars recycling law, Planet Ark, 4 February 2000,
  11. EU scrap car law seen stimulating UK market, Planet Ark, 29 May 2000,
  12. Recyclers say EU wrong on car scrap law priorities, Planet Ark, 4 February 2000,
  13. VDA backs Schroeder EU scrap car law review call, Planet Ark, 28 June 1999,
  14. Focus - German car bosses push against recycling law, Planet Ark, 23 June 1999,
  15. Ford Enters Vehicle Recycling Business, Planet Ark, 27 April 1999,
  16. German Car Industry worried by EU car recycling bill, Planet Ark, 27 July 1999,
  17. Swedish carmakers attack EU over car recycling, Planet Ark, 7 April 2000,
  18. Vehicle Dismantling 2000, various articles, Recycling World Magazine website,
  19. Mechanical Engineering, 2000,
  20. Update on recycling automotive plastics, Automotive Engineering, August 1997
  21. Progress in recycling specific materials from automobiles, Automotive Engineering, August 1997
  22. Management of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Ontario, Recycling Council of Ontario, September 1999
  23. Driving Into the Future, Resource Recycling, February 2000
  24. "tps" separation technology; the value of ASR; The Argonne process, SALYP ELV Centre website,
  25. Product Life Cycle, General Motors (website), 2000,
  26. Towards a green automobile, Michael Kuhndt, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, 1997,
  27. Vehicle Recycling (discussion paper), SAE-A Material Subcommittee TC/2, Ford Motor Company Australia, February 1996
  28. ECRIS - a research project in environmental car recycling 1994-1998, Report no. 98:17, ECRIS, Sweden, 1998
  29. Accredited Auto Parts Recyclers Directory 1999/2000, Auto Parts Recyclers Association of Australia, 1999
  30. Environmental Information for Auto Dismantlers, NSW Environment Protection Authority, September 1998
  31. Environmental Code of Practice - Automotive Wrecking Yards, (WA) Department of Environment and Protection, October 1997
  32. Public Policies 2000, Motor Trades Association of Australia, Canberra, 2000
  33. Auto Parts Recycling, A Guide to the Future, APRAA/Greenfleet/Holden, 1999.
  34. [a]Car(e) for the Earth, [b]Environmental Report 1999, [c]Act Today for a Better Tomorrow, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, 2000
  35. The Third World of Cars, Popular Science, May 2000
  36. Green Vs. Green, Gail Kachadourian, Automotive Industries, October 1999
  37. Ford Motor Company's Visteon Automotive Systems and Kafus Environmental Industries to Jointly Develop Natural Fibre Composites for the Auto Industry, Automotive Industries, 2000.
  38. Guide to Resource Conservation and Cost Savings Opportunities in the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Sector, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 1998
  39. Steel versus aluminium for cars, Engineers Australia, May 1994, Vol. 66, no.5
  40. The Future of Vehicle Recycling, BMW AG, Munich (Dr H.-H. Wolf).
  41. New Scheme for Imported used Vehicles, Joint Press Release Minister for Transport and Regional Services and Minister for industry Science and Resources, 8 May 2000
  42. Japan Implements Recycling Law, UNEP Industry and Environment, Jan-June 1992, Vol 15 (1-2), p.87
  43. Analysis - EU motorists face green scrap tax, Planet Ark, 10 Nov 2000,
  44. Amended Proposal for a Council Directive on end of life vehicles, Commission of the European Communities, April 1999 AND Proposal for a Council Directive on end of life vehicles, ibid, July 1997
  45. Big lift in automobile plastics use…but what materials?, Plastics News International, November 2000, p.18
  46. Auto-part recycling is a top industry priority, Modern Plastics, March 1992, p.37
  47. Recycling and the automobile, Automobile Engineering, October 1992, p.41
  48. Auto Parts Recycling, A Guide to the Future, (Greenfleet, Holden and APRAA).
  49. Green Plastics,
  50. Environmental Equipment and Service Providers, A Directory for the Automobile Industry, Solutions to Pollution Automobile Project (NSW Government with APRAA, MTA etc)
  51. Cars of the Future, A lifecycle analysis model, Yongesh Parikh, Assoc Prof H.C. Watson, Prof Bill Charters (Melbourne University), Engineering World, October 1996
  52. Update on Recycling Automobile Plastics, Automobile Engineering, August 1997, Vol 105, no.8
  53. Environmental information for Auto Dismantlers, Solutions to Pollution Automobile Project (NSW Government with APRAA, MTA etc)
  54. Reincarnation: Recycling in the Automobile Industry, Dr Steve Hill, Materials World, October 1996, p.573
  55. A Green Business is Often a Load of Scrap, Australian Financial Review, 1 February 2001, p.14
  56. WAste 2020, Towards zero waste by 2020, Draft Strategy, The Government of Western Australia, August 2000
  57. Waste Management Strategy for Queensland, Queensland Government, January 1996
  58. Parliament backs vehicle recycling law, - scrap news, Dec 15, 2000,
  59. VFACTS Industry Summary - August 2000,
  60. Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 31 Oct 1999,
  61. New Motor Vehicle Registrations, Australian Bureau of Statistics, July 2000, ibid.
  62. Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, July 1999, ibid.
  63. Manufacturing Production, Commodities Produced, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dec 1999, ibid
  64. Australian Transport and the Environment, Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 1997, ibid
  65. Letter from Environment Agency, Producer Responsibility Registration Unit, UK to Environment Australia, 19 January 2001
  66. Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2001,
  67. Ambrose, Singh and Harder, The Material Composition of Shredder Waste in the UK, University of Brighton, IWM Scientific and Technical Review, November 2000
  68. Das, Curlee, Rizy et al, Automobile recycling in the United States: energy impacts and waste generation, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 1995