1997-04-08

Environmentally Compatible Car Recycling with Producer Responsibility in Practice 971201

Legal producer responsibility for end-of-life vehicles will be introduced in Sweden 1998. In an ongoing 1-year project the conditions tor a producer-dismantler network are developed, aiming at increased recovery.
About 5000 cars of 5 makes are treated by 30 dismantlers. Producers (manufacturers and importers) not actively involved participate in an information feedback program.
The producer-initiated project develops interaction with existing expertise and experience of management of sometimes conflicting interests. Urgent questions are cost-effectiveness, recovery methods and markets, dismantling instructions, and monitoring methods.
The project is expected to expand into a national network of producer-contracted dismantlers, with possibilities for even further expansion.

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