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The Federal Chamber of Commerce (FCAI) and the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) are developing a plan to recycle end-of-life vehicles.

Under the National Product Stewardship Program, the organisations will identify all automotive waste coming from ELVs and determine the opportunities to enhance or introduce the ways to recycle it.

“The FCAI represents the world’s car manufacturers and MTAA and Member Associations who have the entire automotive supply chain, including vehicle parts suppliers, dismantlers and recyclers as constituents, are ideally placed to combine their knowledge and undertake the work,” said MTAA CEO Richard Dudley.

“Work is well underway, and the result will be a comprehensive, evidence-based road map to implement a national recycling scheme by the end of 2023,” Mr Dudley added.

“We are excited as this will be the penultimate step to introducing a formidable end-of-life car recycling scheme and enable Australia to be better prepared for the transition of the national vehicle fleet from internal combustion engines to electric.”

The plan is expected to minimize landfills and maximize recycling opportunities by streamlining the decommissioning and dismantling of ELVs. It also aims to harmonise the environmental requirements and business-to-business linkages necessary for this purpose.

The project is expected to be completed in 13 months.