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Publications archive - Waste and recycling


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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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


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  1. Preamble - purpose and scope
  2. Executive summary
    1. Summary table - ELV issues and possible responses
    2. Summary of key findings
  3. Number of ELVs and trends
  4. Introduction to current ELV recycling practices and ELV materials
  5. Getting ELVs into the recycling stream
  6. Auto parts recycling
  7. Recycling of metals from ELVs
  8. ELV waste - shredder flock
  9. Heavy metals
  10. Operating fluids
  11. Increasing the recycling of ELV materials
  12. Automobile life cycle impacts




The views and opinions in this Information Paper do not necessarily reflect those of the Commonwealth Government or the Minister for the Environment and Heritage.

A publication of the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage 2002

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