EU Automakers Now Required to Take Back Any Year of Car


As of January first, automakers in the EU are now required to take back any year of dead car for recycling. The End of Life Vehicles directive (which previously required the take-back of any car made after 2002) has been expanded for 2007 to include any year of car. The original passage of the measure was a response to a drop in the value of scrap metal. Whereas scrap yards once paid motorists for their junked cars, they now charge a fee. The result was a spike in the number of ditched autos. The End of Life Vehicles directive has set of a goal of an 80% recycle rate for reclaimed cars. ::Hugg (littledonkey) via Ecolocal via BBC

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