THE END OF LIFE VEHICLE DIRECTIVE SEEKS TO PREVENT AND LIMIT WASTE, IMPROVE REUSE, RECYCLING AND THE RECOVERY OF END OF LIFE VEHICLES
Every year some two million cars are scrapped in the UK. That creates two million tonnes of steel, rubber, plastic, glass and fluids to be sorted and recycled. It's a massive logistical and environmental challenge. While making cars more fuel efficient is one way to make them greener, the way they are built and how they are recycled are just as important. As well as cutting the amount of waste going to landfill, this can help conserve precious raw materials.
The European Union currently demands that 85% of a car is recycled, and that figure will increase to 95% in 2015. It's crucial that this is done in a responsible way, which is why Lexus has a network of more than 150 approved dismantlers offering a free take-back scheme that follows the European End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive. Operated by our partner Autogreen, Lexus owners can be assured that they will receive a reliable, efficient and ethical service for the the final disposal of their vehicles.