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Managing end-of-life vehicles

  1. Automotive shredder residue (ASR) and ELVs

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  2. Government imposed laws and legislations aout ELVs and the environment

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  3. Car usage and growth throughout the years and its impact on the environment

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  4. Improving ELV management

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  5. Imposing laws on car manufactures to create "recycable" parts (body parts and what not)

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  1. Feb 17, 2007 #1
    End-of-life vehicles or ELVs

    As part of my communication course, we (4 team members and myself) are supposed to select a topic, study it and some certain aspect of it for 18 weeks (one whole semester) and come up with a recommendation report and finally a multimedia presentation to persuade an audience about the problem with our topic and that the recommendations that we've come up with is/are the best solution(s).

    (Bored already? :zzz: :tongue2: )

    The topic we've chosen is managing ELVs in the city we live in, Abu Dhabi U.A.E.

    A big problem we will be facing in the future is obtaining information from the government here about ELVs and how they are managed.
    We have a huge industrial site with thousands of second-hand part car dealers which we are willing to interview to obtain some, if any, information from them. Plus, the government here is really discreet and will not give off information and is not available anywhere online.

    I'd like some input from you guys if possible about what exact approach you would find more appealing to the topic and any other approaches. We are still in the beginning stages of the research/project, we are now looking up literature about the current advances being carried out in the US, Europe, Japan and China.
    Our instructor, suggests concentrating on the literature from European sources, since as she says: "...the people in Europe are a bit more environment concerned than in the US and other places...".

    These are just a few of the approaches we have come up with:

    1- Automotive shredder residue (ASR) and ELVs
    2- Government imposed laws and legislations aout ELVs and the environment
    3- Car usage and growth throughout the years and its impact on the environment
    4- Improving ELV management
    5- Imposing laws on car manufactures to create "recycable" parts (body parts and what not)

    About choice 5 i do believe this has started already

    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2007 #2

    verty

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    End-of-life vehicle sounds like a coffin on wheels. What defines/constrains the lifespan of a vehicle?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2007 #3
    haha I thought this was going to be a discourse on metaphysics when I saw the title =P
     
  5. Feb 17, 2007 #4

    brewnog

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    Looked like a topic about hearses, or NHS ambulances to me!
     
  6. Feb 17, 2007 #5

    Danger

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    My approach to ELV's is simple; I drive 'em. When they just won't go any more, I take the electrical goodies out and use the rest as lawn decorations.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2007 #6
    as a older car nut and hot rodder
    I sure will fight this BS

    btw I donot want a car thats spys or reports on me
    like the new ones do
    or one that can be tracked by a button push
     
  8. Jun 27, 2007 #7
    Elv

    Hi Friends,

    I think you have restricted yourselves by giving the topic for your project as "ELV in the city where we live in" Because I dont think Abu Dhabi has passed any legislations on this. As your instructor rightly mentioned, ELV at European Unions is a little more stringent, though this is applicable to the whole world. What you can do is, keeping EU legislations in mind, go ahead with your survey and submit the data to your GOVT with your suggestions, ofcourse...if allowed!

    Good luck

    Keshava Prasad M
     
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