Significance â€œ 9 million vehicles are dumped each year
1997 EU proposal ,
Substance disposal should be reduced
Rate of material recovery increased
projected achievement by 2006 Jan. = 85%
Restricts the use of certain heavy metals in new vehicles from 1 July 2003.
Introduces a 'certificate of destruction' for scrapped vehicles.
Requires producers to mark certain vehicle components to aid recycling.
Requires producers to make available dismantling information .
States that producers must provide free take back for vehicles put on the market from 1 July 2002
Requires that ELVs can only be scrapped ('treated') by authorised treatment facilities, which must meet tightened environmental standards.
Strategy for Increasing Recyclability
Maintain a flexible recycling process different techniques and materials
Develop automated ways to recover bulk materials.
Emphasize R&D on post-shred material identification, sorting, and product recovery.
Focus R&D efforts on materials not recycled today by sorters
Develop uses for recovered materials and testing specifications.
Encourage investment in the infrastructure needed to achieve the recyclability goal.
Develop a means to prevent the entry of PCBs and other hazardous materials into the recycling stream
Priority needs for ELV recycling
Proactive Industry-Wide Action
Increase End-Use Value of Recovered Materials
Post-Shred Material Identification and Sorting
Lower the Risk of Technology Development and Purchase
one of the largest source of metals apart from natural resources.
Disposal to landfill of certain specific hazardous substances will be reduced virtually to zero.
Enviormental problems due to dumping will be reduced.