May 28, 2019– Last week, representatives of the world’s leading auto recycling organizations gathered in the East Anglian city of Norfolk for the 11th annual International Roundtable (IRT) on Auto Recycling. Co-hosted by the Vehicle Recyclers’ Association (VRA) and British Vehicle Salvage Federation (BVSF), delegates discussed the problems common to the industry. They also met with industry officials, guest speakers, and local auto recyclers.
The event began with thorough reports on the auto recycling industries of each of the delegate countries. During a panel discussion with industry experts, the delegates also discussed the benefits of the circular economy, especially within developing nations.
There was also a number of panel discussions on the problems that new technology will bring to the world of auto recycling. Speakers at the event included Richard Dudley of Motor Traders Association of Australia, Chris Daglis of PARTnered Solutions, Steve Fletcher of Auto Recyclers of Canada, Paul D’Adamo of RAS Cores, Andy Latham of Salvage Wire and Kenichiro Yajima of Japanese Auto Recyclers Association.
A history of the International Roundtable on Auto Recycling
Held every 18 months, and hosted by one of the founding associations, the IRT brings the peak national associations to discuss the ever-changing world of auto recycling. Past events been a catalyst for the global recyclers to share information about emerging technical and regulatory trends, business opportunities, and to showcase local and industry best practices.
Previous IRT’s in Brussels, Belgium; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tokyo, Japan; Coffs Harbour, Australia; Quebec City, Quebec; Liverpool, England; Phoenix, Arizona; Kushiro, Japan; Malacca, Malaysia and Niagara Falls, Canada.