Summary

The EU Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles requires Member States to ensure that:

  • vehicle manufacturers and importers pay all or a significant part of the costs of vehicle take-back

  • producers limit the use of hazardous substances in vehicles, increase the proportion of recycled materials and design vehicles for easier recycling

  • producers meet recovery and recycling targets

  • treatment facilities operate to higher environmental standards and have permits.

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