Tackling Automotive Recycling Issues

Recycling in the automotive industry has become a big issue for many businesses and not just automotive dismantlers. The MTA has been working on giving members a stronger voice to the State and Federal Government on ways these issues can be tackled, promoting and improving environmental best practice.

The MTA hosted a Roundtable meeting with the South Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) recently which brought members and government together.

Chief Executive Officer of the EPA, Tony Circelli, as well as his Directors for Regulation, and Policy and Legislation attended the meeting. The Roundtable heard from MTA members and industry experts across a diverse range of the automotive industry such as recycling, body repair, tyre retail, as well as automotive repair and engineering.

An End-of-Life Vehicle policy will be essential to help deal with the 500,000 vehicles coming off Australian roads each year, destined for landfill.

MTA members raised not just the recycling issues they are facing, but also significant opportunities arising from their best practice activities already being undertaken and compliance surrounding automotive plastics, tyres and solvents.

The MTA presented its Green Stamp accreditation program to the EPA, highlighting the positive outcomes it has achieved for members and the potential to further strengthen this program in the future.

The MTA’s Workplace Relations team can assist your business with Green Stamp accreditation.

Call 8291 2000 to find out how our WR team can help or email: wr@mtasant.com.au

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