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Uploaded December 04, 2023
In July 2023, the EC published a proposal for a regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and end-of-life vehicles (‘ELV regulation proposal’, document COM(2023)451).
FEICA argues that:
• the explicit and generalised mention of adhesives as an impediment to the dismantling and recycling in the ELV regulation proposal is inaccurate, as adhesives can allow for and even enable successful dismantling and recycling.
• the current wording constitutes an uneven playing field as other materials and bonding technologies which may prevent dismantling and/or recycling are not mentioned.
• the mention of specific materials or technologies which are to be considered in the circular design strategies and in fee modulation for vehicles should be provided, if at all, in secondary legislation or guidance only.
• any mention of specific materials or bonding technologies should be sufficiently specific and reflective of the existing practices, successes and limitations of end-of-life vehicle dismantling and recycling.
Uploaded December 03, 2023
Industry shares with the European Commission its reservations regarding the intention to nominate D4, D5 and D6 as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention
The nomination of D4, D5 and D6 as POPs put at risk their intermediate use to produce silicone polymers, as well as many applications of silicone polymers. Please also see Annex A and Annex B (POP nomination of D4, D5, D6).
Publication ref.: COS-EX-M11-058
Adhesive Bonding Technology in the 21st Century
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Good Practice Stories
FEICA promotes excellence in how our members run their business processes to improve sustainable operations and shares examples of good practice. To see all the contributions from our members, please see our Good Practice Stories page.
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