Cover of Scientific Opinion Paper Effectively tackling the issue of millions of vehicles with unknown whereabouts
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Effectively tackling the issue of millions of vehicles with unknown whereabouts

European priority measure: establishing leakage-proof vehicle registration systems


In 2020, the EU Commission is evaluating and subsequently revising the End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive 2000/53/EC. When it comes to ELV recycling, the issue of unknown whereabouts of vehicles is the most crucial aspect to be solved. In a Scientific Opinion Paper, the German Environment Agency (UBA) outlines the negative impacts of the unknown whereabouts and presents recommendations to prevent leakage of ELVs into the illegal sector.

UBA concludes that any advances to establish ambitious ELV treatment and recycling targets will only succeed, if a legal framework for effectively steering all ELVs into authorised treatment facilities is created. Therefore, the revision of the ELV Directive should be used to evaluate how appropriate minimum requirements for national vehicle registration systems can be implemented within the European legal framework.

Series
Scientific Opinion Paper
Number of pages
11
Year of publication
Author(s)
Christian Kitazume, Regina Kohlmeyer, Dr. Ines Oehme
Language
Englisch
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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