FEATURE-Airbags inflate European auto recycling costs in Japan

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By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Europe sees them as a potential terrorist device. In Japan, they are more of a noisy irritant. Car airbags, or the cost of dismantling them when scrapping a car, are proving a major headache for Europe's leading carmakers looking to challenge Japanese car giants on their own turf. Under new laws set to take effect in Japan in January, carmakers will be responsible for recycling airbags, freon gas and non-metallic scrap ...

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