Article in Politico: Europe’s ghost car fleet haunts recycling targets
The Commission is mulling an EU-wide system to prevent illegal car scrapping. The ghost fleet is a headache for the European Commission. EU rules prescribe that clunkers be stripped of all hazardous substances by authorized dismantlers in safe surroundings and that 85 percent of the car’s weight be recycled. It is now mulling fixes for when it reviews the End Of Life Vehicle Directive in 2020.