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EuRIC’s recommendations on the ELV Regulation proposal

12 February 2024

Introduction

In July 2023, the European Commission unveiled its Proposal for a Regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and on management of end-of-life vehicles  [COM(2023)451].

As the voice of Europe’s recycling industries, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) gathers most of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and the vast majority of end-of-life vehicles (ELV) recycling facilities (shredders and post-shredder installations) recycling ELVs in Europe and producing recycled raw materials from plastics, rubber and metal incorporated into new automotive vehicles/parts.

EuRIC welcomes the European Commission's proposal to revise the ELV Directive into a Regulation, merging it with the type approval of vehicles for reusability, recyclability, and recoverability (3R type-approval Directive). This proposal notably incorporates a life-cycle approach, establishing requirements for both the end-of-life treatment and the initial design and circular material use of vehicles.