BRUSSELS — The European Parliament and the 15 European Union member states reach a final agreement for recycling used vehicles (see WAI — March '00, p.3). Under the compromise agreement, automakers will cover most of the costs to recycle the cars they sell after Jan. 1, 2001. After 2007, OEMs must take back any car they have ever sold without charging the customer. Local governments can move up the date at their discretion. The directive stipulates automakers reuse or recycle 80% of old ...

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