ASR Recycling/Recovery Systems

Status of ASR Collection and Recycling/Recovery

In order to recycle/recover the ASR (Automotive Shredder Residue) generated by shredding companies nationwide, Toyota built a nationwide framework in cooperation with Toyotsu Recycle Corporation. From the three ASR processing methods currently available, recycling/recovery, incineration, and disposal in landfills, Toyota will select a combination that is reliable, causes the least environmental impact, and is efficient in order to steadily increase the vehicle recycling/recovery rate.

Toyota is also developing and promoting dismantling technologies that enable "complete utilization," which involves the thorough dismantling and removal of copper parts in addition to normal dismantling procedures, so that the resulting material mix can be used as a fuel for electric furnaces.

Status of ASR Collection and Recycling/Recovery

Overview of ASR Recycling/Recovery Technologies

1) ASR Recycling/Recovery Technology Categories

Category Type of Recycling Facility
1 Fuel substitute and recovery of resources
2 Incineration, thermal recovery and recovery of resources
3 Dry-distillation gasification, gas use and recovery of resources
4 Dry-distillation gasification, thermal recovery and recovery of resources
5 Material sorting and fuel substitute

ASR Recycling/Recovery Rate Goals

Increase the vehicle recycling/recovery rate in stages to achieve a rate of 95% in ELVs by 2015.
2005 and beyond: At least 30% (equivalent to a vehicle recycling/recovery rate of 88%)
2010 and beyond: At least 50% (equivalent to a vehicle recycling/recovery rate of 92%)
2015 and beyond: At least 70% (equivalent to a vehicle recycling/recovery rate of 95%)

2) Example of Dry-distillation Gasification

Dry-distillation gasification makes possible not only the use of heat for generating electricity but also material recycling of various raw materials.

Category3: Dry-distillation gasification, gas use and recovery of resources
Category3: Dry-distillation gasification, gas use and recovery of resources

Category4: Dry-distillation gasification, thermal recovery and recovery of resources
Category4: Dry-distillation gasification, thermal recovery and recovery of resources