Illegal backyard recyclers and cheap online auto spares have made wrecking yards across Australia, lock their gates.John
Since 1959, Will Smith on Gold Coast had been selling auto parts and in an interview, he stated that the recycling and auto spare parts industries are going through drastic and dramatic changes.
He stated: “There’s a lot of back yarders around selling stuff cheap. A lot of the new parts they’re selling online are cheaper than what you can buy a second-hand car, pull the part off, and sell it.”
10 percent annual reduction has been noticed all over Australia in legitimate wreckers due to illegal backyard recyclers and online competition, according to ARA (AutoRecyclers Association) of Australia.
“There is the very professional and competent operators who play a very important role in receiving end-of-life vehicles and de-polluting them and harvesting parts,”-Executive Director David Nolan of Auto Recyclers Association Australia.
He emphasized upon the minor details that have drastically become so large that it has crashed recycling industries to 10 percent down. He further stated, “There is a whole second part of the industry, a dark side of the industry, where there are many hundreds of operators around Australia who operate outside of the regulatory regime. In effect, they’re doing great damage to the industry and to the environment.”
To fight this battle and to survive among the black market and good market, Mr.Smith sells and purchases parts of vehicles that were built before 1980. He claims that old car parts are like wine, the elder they are, the more valuable they become. He also sells his business on online sites like eBay.
Small business, large recyclers, all were affected
In an interview, Todd Wanless who runs ABC spare parts at Oxley in Brisbane gave a detailed description of how large recyclers got affected due to illegal recyclers. He believed that recycling factories were evolving dramatically by bringing international investments into the country. By refining and recycling all scrap, junk and unwanted care that were on their verge of end-of-life, it also helped our environment by decreasing land waste. His emphasis was on customer satisfaction and he even stated,
“What we are trying to do is be more efficient, environmentally friendly and help the customer. We give the customer service that a lot of these online businesses don’t.”
He also was frustrated, to tell the truth of how these illegal backyard sellers are affecting vehicle recycling industries, he also forged upon the need to weed out illegal operators from Australia through legal operations.
Mr. Nolan emphasized that a crackdown on illegal operators is required urgently if ARA wants to save recycling industries in Australia,
“It is very hard to enforce the existing regulation.What we need is a process where there’s better enforcement, there’s better bearing down on illegal operators.”