Closing date of the survey: 28 March 2013! 

One of the challenges facing Europe's automotive industry is the sustainable use and management of natural resources and waste. Within the framework of the S_LIFE Project inaugurated in 2012, the founding consortium strives to identify ways and means to lift resource efficiency throughout the life cycle of the passenger vehicle.

As a link in the raw material supply chain of the automotive industry, we would ask you to answer a short set of questions on issues of paramount importance for current & future vehicle developments (about 10 min). The questionnaire below refers to challenges in your operational environment to resource efficiency, chief among which are recyclability and the recycling of materials.

We appreciate your willingness to participate.

 

1. Which of the following stakeholder groups does your company / organization belong to?
2. Why do you need to deal with issues of recyclability and producing from secondary resources of vehicles?
3. In general, what are the barriers to including recycled/used contents?
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4. Please rate the current potential for resource efficiency improvements along the value chain.
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5. What are the most important challenges for future vehicle development* strategies in relation to efficient use of raw materials (resource efficiency)?
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* In the S_LIFE project we assume that modern vehicles are built differently to those now entering the EOL phase (increased use of electronics, lightweight metals, high strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, polymers and plastic mixtures, high voltage batteries).
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6. In which areas do you see a specific need for additional research to increase the re-use and recycling of materials?
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7. What actions would you propose to increase the re-use and recycling of vehicles / parts contents)?
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8. Can you suggest any measure the manufacturing chain might take to further improve the efficiency of resource consumption?
I want my company profile to be included in the database on the website: www.s-life-project.eu