ELV DIRECTIVE UNDER REVIEW

The directive for how member states of the EU deal with end-of-life vehicles is currently being reviewed.

Under the current legislation, dating back to 2000, vehicles need to be de-polluted and a certificate of destruction issued when cars are crushed. Targets were set on waste recovery and re-use as a percentage of the overall weight of the vehicle.

New targets for reuse and recovery to be set

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Newer vehicles contain a greater percentage of plastics as well as a volume of toxic metals used in electronics and batteries. The new legislation will reflect this, as well as seeking to address where the ‘missing’ vehicles that never have a certificate of destruction issued actually go (this figure is said to be as high as 35 percent of the total). Although the UK won’t be bound by the legislation, it will very likely follow it in order that parts and materials can continue to be imported and exported.

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Following a consultation period, the findings of the review were published on March 16th, with legislation expected to be passed in 2022.

 

 

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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