Despite 10.5 million vehicles reaching the end of their useful lives each year in the U.S., the country has enacted no federal laws concerning car recycling similar to the End-of-Life directive passed by the European Union. There are, however, new binding rules emerging at the state level. The biggest news came in April, when Maine passed the nation's first law to mandate auto makers’ responsibility for the removal of mercury from vehicles, one of the most infamous toxins. ...

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