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EUROFER comments on the End of Life Vehicles Directive
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The European Directive on End Of Life Vehicles (ELV) has proven during the years to be a useful instrument for setting up a proper management system aimed at managing vehicles and their parts at their end of life stage.
However, technical and social developments imposed its updated to make it more appropriate for future challenges.
Nowadays, the priority is to have a functional management and treatment of the end of life vehicles and, in particular, of their parts and constituent materials. The priority is to go circular
and thus EUROFER welcomes the opportunity of contributing to the evaluation of the directive and giving his views for improving it. The present paper wants to present some general issues and/or comments linked to the actual use of and to aspects not sufficiently covered by the directive. Moreover, the paper will to highlight issues identified by the sector and how these could be solved in future.
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