The Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles came into force in January 2005. Since then, automobile manufacturers have been responsible for collecting and recycling automobile shredder residue (ASR), airbags, and fluorocarbons (CFCs and HFCs)* generated by end-of-life vehicles. *Fluorocarbons are destroyed.
Daihatsu plays an active role in creating mechanisms and systems that facilitate the implementation of the Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles; it also works together with affiliated businesses to establish, maintain, and manage a culture of automotive recycling, and improve recycling rates.
The Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles stipulates that automobile manufacturers are responsible for the collection, recycling, and proper processing of three specified items: ASR, airbags, and fluorocarbons.
Daihatsu outsources the collection and recycling of ASR residue to Toyotsu Recycle Corporation; it outsources the collection and recycling of airbags and fluorocarbons to the Japan Auto Recycling Partnership. In this way, it ensures that the three specified items are collected and recycled in a proper and efficient manner. Indeed, 99% of materials from our vehicles are now recycled.
(1) In compliance with the requirements of the Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles, Daihatsu releases information of recycling fees for different models and implementation status of recycling. In this way, we strive both to realize efficient recycling activities, and to improve its recycling rates.
Resource recovery results for end-of-life vehicles in FY2019, in compliance with the Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles
Daihatsu provides information to automobile recyclers regarding collection fees, transportation fees, collection standards, and collection locations; at the same time, we provide work procedure manuals so that drive batteries from hybrid electric vehicles, and gas containers from compressed natural gas vehicles can be processed safely.
Going forward, Daihatsu will continue to promote the stable processing of end-of-life vehicles in compliance with the Law for the Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles. We also work together with other automobile manufactures and affiliated businesses to further develop recycling technologies, and to establish schemes to cater to the future spread of electrified vehicles.
1. Expanding the scope of materials that can be recycled through developments in ASR sorting technologies
2. Promoting activities aimed at the proper processing of batteries from hybrid and other electrified vehicles, and establishing schemes aimed at reusing and rebuilding such batteries
3. Deploying Japanese automotive recycling technologies to overseas production bases
4. Steadily switching to the use of fluorocarbons (conform the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons)
Characteristics of fluorocarbons used in vehicle air-conditioning systems
Number of repaired and replaced bumpers collected