Around 120,000 vehicles reach the end of their life in Ireland each year. The End of Life Vehicles (ELV’s) Directive (200053EC) is concerned with cars, vans and certain other defined vehicles.
The directives main requirements are to ensure that:
Producer limit the use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacture of new vehicles and actively promote the recyclability of vehicles.
ELV’s are to be subject to de-pollution prior to dismantling, recycling or disposal.
Treatment facilities are to be licensed to carry out the above directive prior to disposal. These centres are called ATF’s – Authorised Treatment Facilities.
It is Nissan Ireland’s intention to comply in all matters relating to environmental and recycling arising from any EU Directives on ELV issues.