EDITOR’S UPDATE: THE 2016 CONTEST INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED HERE:
Last month we reported that the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning invited students in grades 5–12 to participate in a national autombile recycling awareness contest. The challenge is to research one or more of the commodities that go into making a car and find out what happens to each commodity throughout the automobile scrap metal recycling process.
Deadline for Entries is next week, January 15th.
Need some ideas? Take a look at these articles and application notes:
- Zero Waste Initiatives a Boon for the Scrap Metal Industry
- Platinum Group Metal Recovery from Spent Catalytic Converters Using XRF
- Analysis of automotive catalytic converter to determine precious metal content
- Optimizing the metals production process
- The Electronic Afterlife: E-waste Recycling, Part 1 and Part 2
- Next-Generation Personal Radiation Detectors Provide a New Level of Protection for Metal Recyclers
- Optical Emission Spectrometry Provides Quality Control in Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing
- Keep an Eye on your Flagpole
Entries must be original and in the form of either a video or a poster, in the style of an infomercial or awareness campaign to illustrate the process and challenges that go along with recycling your chosen commodity or commodities into a reusable form. Make sure you follow the instructions and rules, which are included on their contest page.
Hurry. Deadline for Entries = January 15th.