End of Live Vehicle Compliance
« Thread started on: Oct 15th, 2011, 06:28am »
The Europe Union's End-of-Life Vehicle Directive sets recovery targets for recycling of vehicles and components, encourages manufacturers to design their vehicles with part reuse and recycling in mind, and restricts the use of certain heavy metals in new vehicle manufacturing processes. So to meet ELV Compliance one needs designs optimized global, practical, solution-based services to help companies and their suppliers fulfill the requirements of environmental legislations and customer specifications, while ensuring an uninterrupted business flow during the enforcement of such legislations. Automotives have been recycled for many years primarily because of the intrinsic value of the carís metal content. While this is an important driving force, the reach of recycling has been limited, and significant quantities of scrap from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) have still found their way into landfills. Pressure over the last 25 years has been increasing to impose a minimum level on the amount of a vehicle that is recycled and to ensure that related recycling activity is undertaken in a sustainable manner. In Europe, this resulted in the development of a legislative tool - known as the ELV Directive - to address both of these issues. The new legislation has created a need for investment in the recycling process, purchasing bespoke equipment and setting up site infrastructure to achieve the requirements of a license for an authorized treatment facility. All parties involved in the implementation of the ELV Directive continue to debate practical issues concerning its introduction. The only way that the ELV regulations can be made to work effectively is through adoption of a robust system.