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Ispra report: disposal of end-of-life vehicles

10 February 2022

The report of Ispra, the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, has reached its 20th edition and the data collected concern the year 2019. The 2021 Report, the fruit of the collection and processing of data obtained through the collaboration of Ispra and the regional and provincial agencies for the protection of the environment, analyzes 60 national and regional indicators, by macro areas, economic activities and type of waste.

Ispra shows an increase in the amount of special waste in line with the growth of GDP: the figure is about 154 million, of which 45.5% comes from the construction and demolition sector. In general, the percentage of recycling of special waste is good: with 78.1% Italy has even exceeded European standards.

But what is meant by end-of-life vehicles?

Before analysing in detail the problems of the sector self-demolying in Italy, it is good to define according to the legislation what are the end-of-life vehicles (D.lgs. n. 209/2003). The following are considered as end-of-life vehicles (2020 regulations):

  • Abandoned, even if parked in private area
  • Private registration plates, because the owner has the intention to scrap them.

The disposal of end-of-life vehicles produces a large amount of waste, including ferrous materials, non-ferrous scrap such as aluminium, fuel, plastics, glass etc. It is clear that the EU with the revision of the main legislation, Directive 2000/53/EC-ELV) pushes for the sustainable recovery of end-of-life vehicles, after remediation of hazardous substances.

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Report Ispra: junkyards. The majority is in northern Italy

The data report a decrease in the number of junkyards, the majority of which are located in northern Italy. Another interesting fact concerns the efficiency of crushing plants and their location only in some Italian areas.


Which are the comments it is possible to draw from the Report? In the case of the disposal of end-of-life vehicles, it is necessary to optimise production cycles and encourage eco-design. The purchase of machines and equipment for recycling and ecology, such as those produced by Ecotecnica Europe, allows you to be in line with current and future directives.

Ispra report: disposal of end-of-life vehicles
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