Steve Norgrove, DTI

 

Directive 2000/53/EEC on End-of-Life Vehicles

·         ELVs can only be scrapped by authorised dismantlers or shredders, from outset

·         Adequate collection systems, from outset

·         Free take back from January 2007

·         Producer pays all or part from 2007

·         Recovery, recycling targets 2006, 2015

·         Heavy metal restrictions July 2003

 

DTI Consultation – Option 1

·         Producers to be made legally responsible for their own ELVs

·         Contracts with treatment facilities

·         Individual or collective compliance

·         Orphan vehicles?

·         Professional importers?

·         Uncontracted facilities?

 

DTI Consultation – Option 2

·         Permitted facilities take back any ELV

·         Producers (or compliance schemes) meet costs of negative value own ELVs + share of orphans

·         Tonnage targets, VRNs

·         Green factor

·         ?Actual cars scrapped

·         ?Current market share

 

DTI Consultation – Option 3

·         Historic car parc (pre 2002) – tonnage targets based on current market share

·         VRNs

·         New vehicles (2002 onwards) – bonds to be paid by producers into fund for use when scrapped

·         Bond level needs auditing

 

DTI Consultation

·         100 responses

·         3 new options

·         Manufacturers – shredder obligation to accept; audited deficits met

·         Shredders – benchmark prices for negative value vehicle processing

·         Dismantlers – recycling credit

 

Principles of implementation

·         Light regulatory touch

·         No “gold plating”

·         Broadly level playing field with other member states

·         April 2002 transportation target