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|Main Title||Impacts of Material Substitution in Automobile Manufacture on Resource Recovery - Volume 1: Results and Summary.|
|Author||Roig, R. W. ; Henn, W. L. ; Jones, T. ; Renner, R. ; Markus-Kramer, M. ;|
|CORP Author||International Research and Technology Corp., McLean, VA.|
|Report Number||IRT-403-R; EPA68-01-3142;|
|Stock Number||AD-A301 792/8|
|Additional Subjects||Recycled materials ; Waste recycling ; Passenger vehicles ; Materials recovery ; Economic impact ; Aluminum alloys ; Composite materials ; Steel ; Iron ; Environmental impact ; Tables(Data) ; Substitutes ; Plastics ; Weight reduction ; Automotive industry ; Shredding ; Smelting ; Metal scraps ;|
Probable changes in the mix of materials used to manufacture automobiles were examined to determine if economic or technical problems in recycling could arise such that the abandoned automobile problem would be resurrected. Future trends in materials composition of the automobile were quantified, and possible constraints related to material characteristics, availability, and price were examined. The automobile resource recovery industry was studied in terms of economic incentives for recycling and technical obstacles to recycling of deregistered automobiles. A macromodel of the economy, the EPA sponsored SEAS model, was used to study overall economic and environmental effects and to bring to light any secondary effects that might be important.