EA joins forces with eBay to stop illegal vehicle breakers

The Environment Agency (EA) and eBay have formed a partnership aimed at stopping  illegal car breakers using the e-commerce site to trade.

Business sellers who list used vehicle parts now receive a pop up message to highlight that an environmental permit is needed to break vehicles and directs them to Gov.uk where they can get further information.

Sellers on eBay are also being advised to display their permit number, or the name of the sites where they source the parts they are selling, which provides reassurance to purchasers that they are buying from a legal dealer.

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