ELV Guidelines

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by shoog, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. shoog

    shoog New Member

    The objective of the ELV Compliance is to abide by and prevent waste from end-of-life vehicles and promote the collection, re-use and recycling of their components to protect the environment. The Directive sets clear quantified targets for reuse, recycling and recovery of vehicles and their components and pushes producers to manufacture new vehicles also with a view to their recyclability. The rate of re-use and recovery must be increased to 85% by average weight per vehicle and by year 2006 and to 95% by 2015. Use of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium will be prohibited in materials and components in vehicles put on the market after 1 July 2003. Member States must set up collection systems for end-of-life vehicles and ensure that all vehicles are transferred to authorized treatment facilities. The last holder of an end-of-life vehicle will be able to dispose it free of charge.

    The ELV Directive should cover vehicles and end-of life vehicles, including their components and materials, as well as spare and replacement parts, without prejudice to safety standards, air emissions and noise control. However, Vintage vehicles, meaning historic vehicles or vehicles of value to collectors or intended for museums, kept in a proper and environmentally sound manner, either ready for use or stripped into parts, are not covered by the definition of waste laid down by the Directive. It is important that preventive measures be applied from the conception phase of the vehicle onwards and take the form, to facilitate recycling and to avoid the disposal of hazardous waste.

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