Due to old regulations in force, almost $600,000 million a year is lost in car waste

Due to old regulations in force, almost $600,000 million a year is lost in car waste

From the Chamber of Auto Parts Recyclers and Sales (CARVA) they propose an alternative to recover parts in good condition. It is estimated that they could generate 4,000 direct jobs and 12,000 indirect jobs.

Due to an old regulation that allows only 30 parts to be recovered from cars that reach the end of their useful life, almost $600,000 million worth of parts are discarded in Argentina, which could be avoided if the law were updated, as claimed by the Chamber of Recyclers and Sales of Auto Parts (CARVA).

“Currently more than 35 thousand vehicles per year under this modality. In developed countries, scrap car handlers recover between 85% and 95% of the 4,000 pieces that make them up, which in turn can be made of up to 40 different materials. In countries like Germany and France, auto parts manufacturers assemble their vehicles with recovered parts as part of their environmental care programs,” he explained. Jose Luis AlvarezPresident of CARVA.

They propose a new law to recover more car parts

The shocking fact is that, for example, they are discarded every year. 150,000 reusable tires and 35,000 kilograms of sheet metal parts in excellent condition, and to this we must add parts such as optics, headlights, mirrors, seats, bumpers, etc. If the regulations are modified, the Chamber estimates it will generate more than 4 thousand direct jobs and more than 12 thousand indirect jobs.

The authorities of CARVA They have already held meetings with officials of the Secretariats of Industry and Foreign Trade of the Nation to raise this issue and will soon be received by a commission of legislators concerned about the problem, given the economic, labor and even safety impact, given that it favors the marketing of spare parts in the illegal market.


“The problem is that in Argentina the current legislation (law 25,761 and Resolution of the Secretary of Industry) establishes that only 30 pieces of each vehicle can be recovered and the rest must be destroyed. This limits the growth of companies dedicated to this activity, as well as the generation of employment, also generating a greater environmental impact since most of the parts are not reused,” he maintains. Alvarez. He highlights the importance in terms of reducing crime, given that “we provide original pieces at a much lower value than the market value.”

In Argentina, Today there are 164 legal companies dedicated to the recovery and marketing of recovered spare parts., generating employment for more than 1,500 people and based on the fundamental premise of the legal acquisition of used auto parts, business ethics and care for the environment. “We want to be part of the solution, so that people know that we could provide the market with spare parts that are scarce today, but we need a change in the regulations,” says the head of CARVA.

Source: Ambito

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