Brussels finalises proposal on end-of-life vehicles

A draft EC Directive which would make car manufacturers and dismantlers responsible for recovering end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) was finalised by the European Commission in July. The proposal has lower recycling targets than an earlier draft, but has retained a duty on manufacturers to compensate consumers for any costs they are charged by vehicle dismantlers. Meanwhile, the UK car industry has unveiled its own voluntary recovery scheme.

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