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End of Life Vehicles Directive


The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (Directive 2000/53/EC)

Article 4 -
imposes a ban on the use of hazardous substances / materials - lead; mercury; cadmium; hexavalent chromium - in new vehicles post 1 July 2003. Subject to certain conditional exemptions in Annex II

Article 5 -
requires that economic operators (i.e. producers) are to set up collection systems; ELVs are to be transferred to authorised treatment facilities at no cost to the final holder / owner; producers are to meet all or a significant part of the costs

Article 6 -
includes stipulations on storage and treatment methods for ELVs

Article 7 -
sets out requirements and targets for re-use and recovery (with a preference for recycling) viz.

  • By 2006 85% minimum by an average weight per vehicle and year must be reused or recovered; 80% minimum by an average weight per vehicle and year must be reused or recycled. For pre-1980 vehicles the figures are 75% and 70% respectively
  • From 2015 it will be 95% reuse and recovery - 85% to be reused or recycled
  • Type approval requirements to be amended so that conditions as to minimum levels of re-usability, recyclability and recoverability are imposed

Text of the ELV Directive

New Annex to the End-of-life Vehicles Directive

 

 

Fact Sheet on Producer Responsibility

Fact Sheet on Land Fill Directive

Fact Sheet on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Fact Sheet on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive

Fact Sheet on the Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in EEE Directive

Fact Sheet on End-of-life Vehicles

Fact Sheet on End-of-life Vehicles Directive

Fact Sheet on Packaging

Arsenic

Bismuth

Cadmium

Chromium 6

Copper

Lead

Mercury

Zinc

 

 

 

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