An agreement to enable Vauxhall and Saab GB to comply with European Union regulations on the disposal of old vehicles has been signed with vehicle recyclers Autogreen.

The recently enacted “End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005” make manufacturers responsible for establishing a nationwide take-back network for qualifying end-of-life vehicles at no cost to the last holder, and for their environmentally-friendly disposal.

By 1st January next year car makers must have in place an operational take-back network, and by 1st January 2007 must take back all qualifying vehicles.

Autogreen has signed a comprehensive 10-year agreement with Vauxhall and Saab GB to provide a full, free service for owners who eventually wish to dispose of their cars.

Although newly founded, Autogreen is composed of professionals who have been in the vehicle dismantling and disposal business for many years. It initially has 50 approved treatment facilities with a further increase planned during this year to ensure a nationwide service for the final owners of Vauxhall and Saab end-of-life vehicles.

Published : 26/03/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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