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Update to B-CAR: An analysis of the automotive dismantling industry in British Columbia: current trends impacting the future sustainability of the industry

January 16, 2017
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Since 1964, the B.C. Auto Recyclers (B-CAR) have pursued industry excellence through innovation, technology, and environmental sustainability. Members of B-CAR are passionate about their industry and actively pursue their goals through participation in local, provincial, national, and international associations and organizations. Their most recent initiative is the commission of a study, “BCAR: analysis of the automotive dismantling industry in British Columbia: current trends impacting the future sustainability of the industry,” which explores the evolution of the industry, highlights its contribution and relevance to the economy and the environment, and provides a detailed description and analysis of recent industry trends.

The data demonstrates that recycled parts utilization as a percentage of total parts utilized in insurance claims has been declining in proportion to the availability and access to fair market-value salvage. These declines are directly attributable to ICBC corporate policies and a lack of government supervision, enforcement, and regulation. Further declines will ultimately place the future sustainability of the automotive dismantling industry in jeopardy.

Click here to download a copy of the full report or a summary dashboard of the report.