A new record for the recycling of cars and light vans in the UK has just been claimed in the fourth annual report by the Automotive Consortium On Recycling and Disposal (ACORD). ACORD is a cross-sector consortium comprising representatives of motor vehicle manufacturers, the vehicle dismantling and shredding industries, and the plastic and rubber manufacturing industries. ACORD is also supported by component suppliers, the steel and glass industries, the insurance industry and UK government departments.