EU Legislations around End-of-Life vehicles and their impact on remanufacturing

More than 7 million vehicles end their journey each year in the EU with the top 5 countries (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Spain) generating about 5 million or about 70% of the total.  This provides humungous opportunity for the recyclers because of the heavily regulated end-of-life (EoL) directives which set the reuse, recycling and recovery targets by weight per vehicle. 

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Brexit effect on UK’s Circular Economy

Even if UK’s marriage with the EU has ended, it does not refute the fact that a separate policy in support of remanufacturing must be established to encourage a higher uptake of circular economy in the UK. 

EU Legislations around End-of-Life vehicles and their impact on remanufacturing

More than 7 million vehicles end their journey each year in the EU with the top 5 countries (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Spain) generating about 5 million or about 70% of the total.  This provides humungous opportunity for the recyclers because of the heavily regulated end-of-life (EoL) directives which set the reuse, recycling and recovery targets by weight per vehicle. 

What is Remanufacturing?

A circular economy or closed-loop system is an industrial system which is regenerative or restorative by design (EMF and McKinsey, 2014) and replaces the concept of end-of-life disposal with various resource recovery methods such as reuse, reconditioning, remanufacturing and recycling.