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Waste from road transport

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Classification

Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Pressure

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Indicator codes
  • TERM 011
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Policy issue:  Prevent waste generation and reuse or recycle as much scrap material as possible

Key messages

  • The number of end-of-life vehicles is increasing steadily; despite a higher percentage of recycling, non-recyclable waste from cars continues to grow

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Key assessment

The forecast increase in number of end-of-life vehicles calls for further development of recycling sector to dismantle all cars according to the recent EU Directive.

Too many tyres are still being land-filled or burnt. Although there have been recent positive developments in recycling, compliance with the EC Directives on land-filling and waste combustion emissions will require considerable investment in new retreating and recycling facilities for used tyres.

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