PARIS – The European Commission is proposing a technical directive that seeks to force European Union auto makers to prove their passenger cars, SUVs, minibuses and light vans are sufficiently recyclable under the EU’s end-of-life vehicle directive. The end-of-life directive requires 85% of a vehicle’s mass to be reusable or recyclable by 2006 and 95% reusable and recoverable by 2008. (See related story: Rapid Growth of Global Car Sales to Increase Scrap Problem) Under the new technical ...

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