HMC » Topics » 3. Recycling / End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV)

This excerpt taken from the HMC 20-F filed Jun 30, 2008.

3. Recycling / End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV)

 

Japan

 

Japan enacted the Automobile Recycling Law in July 2002, which required manufacturers to take back air bags, fluorocarbon and shredder residue derived from end-of-life vehicles (ELV), which became effective on January 1, 2005. ELV processing costs are collected from owners of cars currently in use and purchasers of new cars.

 

Europe

 

In September 2000, the European Union approved a directive requiring its member states to promulgate regulations implementing the following by April 21, 2002:

 

Manufacturers must be financially responsible for taking back end-of-life vehicles offered for sale after July 1, 2002 and dismantle and recycle the vehicles. Beginning on January 1, 2007, the requirement has also been applied to all vehicles offered for sale in the European Union before July 1, 2002.

 

Manufacturers must not use specified hazardous materials in vehicles offered for sale in the European Union after July 2003, and 95% of vehicle parts in new vehicle types sold in the European Union after December 15, 2008, must be designed to be re-usable and recoverable.

 

On December 30, 2006, the European Union adopted the Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which becomes effective on June 1, 2007. From June 1, 2008, any manufacturer or importer of chemical substances is required to submit a registration to the Agency, based on annual production or import quantity levels. Also, any manufacturer or importer of chemical containers is required to submit a registration for the chemical substances contained in such containers, which is expected to be consumed. Submitting a pre-registration between June 1 and December 1, 2008 will allow the manufacturer or importer to extend the deadline for submitting the registration for existing chemical substances or containers. The list of Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) will be announced in June 2009. On request by a consumer, the supplier of the product containing SVHC must provide the consumer with the sufficient information at least the name of the substance within 45 days.

 

Other Regions

 

Taiwan and Korea have implemented automobile recycling laws from January 1, 2008 following the regulations established by the European Union and Japan. In addition, China has a plan to implement automobile recycling laws in the near future.

 

This excerpt taken from the HMC 20-F filed Jul 18, 2007.

3. Recycling / End-of-Life Vehicles (“ELV”)

 

Japan

 

Japan enacted the Automobile Recycling Law in July 2002, which required manufacturers to take back air bags, fluorocarbon and shredder residue derived from end-of-life vehicles (“ELV”), which became effective on January 1, 2005. ELV processing costs are collected from owners of cars currently in use and purchasers of new cars.

 

Europe

 

In September 2000, the European Union approved a directive requiring its member states to promulgate regulations implementing the following by April 21, 2002:

 

Manufacturers must be financially responsible for taking back end-of-life vehicles offered for sale after July 1, 2002 and dismantle and recycle the vehicles. Beginning on January 1, 2007, the requirement has also applied to all vehicles offered for sale in the European Union before July 1, 2002.

 

Manufacturers must not use specified hazardous materials in vehicles offered for sale in the European Union after July 2003; and

 

95% of vehicle parts in new vehicle types sold in the European Union after December 15, 2008, must be designed to be re-usable and recoverable.

 

On December 30, 2006, the European Union adopted the Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which becomes effective on June 1, 2007. From June 1, 2008, any manufacturer or importer of a substance is required to submit a registration to the Agency, depending on annual production or import quantity. Also, any manufacturer or importer of an article is

 

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required to submit a registration for the substances contained in such article this is intended to be released. Submitting a pre-registration between June 1, and December 1, 2008 will allow the manufacturer or importer to extend the deadline for submitting the registration for existing substances.

 

Other Regions

 

Taiwan and Korea will implement automobile recycling laws from January 1, 2008 following the regulations established by the European Union and Japan. In addition, China has a plan to implement automobile recycling laws in the near future.

 

This excerpt taken from the HMC 20-F filed Jun 30, 2006.

3. Recycling / End-of-Life Vehicles (“ELV”)

Japan

Japan enacted the Automobile Recycling Law in July 2002, which required manufacturers to take back air bags, fluorocarbon and shredder residue derived from end-of-life vehicles (“ELV”), which became effective on January 1, 2005. ELV processing costs are collected from owners of cars currently in use and purchasers of new cars.

Europe

In September 2000, the European Union approved a directive requiring its member states to promulgate regulations implementing the following by April 21, 2002:

 

    Manufacturers must be financially responsible for taking back end-of-life vehicles offered for sale after July 1, 2002 and dismantle and recycle the vehicles. Beginning on January 1, 2007, all vehicles offered for sale in the European Union before July 1, 2002 must also be included.

 

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    Manufacturers must not use specified hazardous materials in vehicles offered for sale in the European Union after July 2003; and

 

    95% of vehicle parts in new vehicle types sold in the European Union after December 15, 2008, must be designed to be re-usable and recoverable.

Other Regions

Taiwan, Korea and China have plans to implement automobile recycling laws in the near future following the regulations established by the European Union and Japan.

This excerpt taken from the HMC 20-F filed Jul 11, 2005.

3. Recycling / End-of-Life Vehicles (“ELV”)

 

Japan

 

Japan enacted the Automobile Recycling Law in July 2002, which has required manufacturers to take back air bags, fluorocarbon and shredder residue derived from end-of-life vehicles (“ELV”), effective from January 1, 2005. ELV processing costs are collected from owners of cars currently in use and purchasers of new cars.

 

Europe

 

In September 2000, the European Union approved a directive requiring its member states to promulgate regulations implementing the following by April 21, 2002:

 

    Manufacturers must be financially responsible for taking back end-of-life vehicles offered forsale after July 1, 2002 and for their dismantling and recycling. Beginning on January 1, 2007, all vehicles offered for sale in the European Union before July 1, 2002 must also be included;

 

    Manufacturers must not use specified hazardous materials in vehicles offered for sale in the European Union after July 2003; and

 

    95% of vehicle parts sold in the European Union as of a specified date, which will be designated in a future directive, must be re-usable and recoverable.

 

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