Activities matched to the regulations and conditions in each country
Nissan makes every effort to satisfy the various laws and regulations related to end-of-life vehicles. To assure our customers that end-of-life vehicles are being disposed of and recycled properly, we are cooperating with various partners to raise the effectiveness of our activities.
Laws and regulations differ by country and region; the social infrastructure, including collection routes and the status of recycling industries, also varies. Our basic policy at Nissan is "global products, local disposal." While we have common design criteria for the world, end-of-life vehicles must be dealt with in full consideration of the situation in each country and region.
In Japan, as industrial waste landfills approach their capacity and illegal dumping and disposal of shredder residue is a concern, Japan's Automobile Recycling Law went into effect on January 1, 2005, and requires that automobile manufacturers collect and recycle Automobile Shredder residue(ASR), chlorofluorocarbons, and airbags.
In Europe, an EU directive on end-of-life vehicles was issued in 2000, and places the burden of responsibility for recycling end-of-life vehicles on manufacturers and dealers.
In addition to Japan and Europe, Nissan has begun conducting surveys on recycling trends in North America, Central and South America, and Asia.
Future tasks will be based on Nissan's global policy, with a local approach suited to the regulatory environment and industry of each country.
Activities in Japan
Since the passage of the Automobile Recycling Law in 2002, we have conducted preparations in various fields to meet its requirements, including continuing work to raise the recoverability of new vehicles, developing dismantling technologies, and preparing responses at our dealerships and developing overall systems.
Leading the Industry in Legal Compliance
Automobile Shredder Residue Recycling Promotion Team (ART)
As part of its efforts to comply with the law and increase the efficiency of its resource recovery, Nissan is one of 11 automobile manufacturers and other firms that formed the ASR Recycling Promotion Team(ART), As a leading member of the ART, Nissan is working as a part of society to improve recovery cost efficiency for vehicle owners.
Activities in Europe
In Europe, an EU directive on end-of-life vehicles issued in October 2000 places the burden of responsibility for collection and recycling of end-of-life vehicles on manufacturers and dealers (distributors). EU countries have enacted various laws based on this directive.
Alliance with Renault
Nissan Europe and Renault S.A. have joined together to build an end-of-life vehicle collection and recycling network, gather information and provide support to dealerships in each EU country.
Cooperation with distributors in each EU country
Regular meetings are held with representatives from distributors in each EU country to work on the creation of a specific network for collection and recycling of end-of-life vehicles suited to the trends in the laws and regulations of each country.
Provision of dismantling information
In Europe, automakers must provide dismantling information for new vehicles to automobile scrappers. To meet this requirement, Nissan is participating in the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) started and operated jointly by a consortium of automobile manufacturers. This system prepares dismantling information in electronic formats.
Activities in South Korea
South Korea enacted regulations for end-of-life vehicles in January 2008, which place responsibility for collection and recycling of end-of-life vehicles on the automobile manufacturer or automobile importer. Nissan Motor Company and Nissan Korea are working together to meet these regulations.