In order to comply with the European regulatory framework regarding the treatment of end-of-life vehicles, Renault teamed up with Suez (specialist in the management & recycling of wastes worldwide) to create a competitive end-of-life vehicles treatment branch.
Thanks to a network of 320 end-of-life (ELV) dismantlers, INDRA secures the collection of end-of-life vehicles.
Renault was also coordinator of ICARRE95 (funded by the EU LIFE research program with INDRA as a project partner) whose main objectives were to create new recycling “routes”, focusing on parts or materials that are not or poorly recycled and to experiment these new routes at a big scale. One task of the ICARRE95 project has been to develop solutions for better and cost effective dismantling, and to duplicate such solutions among the dismantlers’ network in collaboration with INDRA. Better dismantling means wastes that are well sorted and are easier to valorize. It means also parts that are not damaged and can be reused.
- Recycling 85% of vehicle mass.
- Decontamination of vehicles fluids and gazes.
- Daily break down of 25 end-of-life vehicles in each of INDRA’s site.
- The current regulatory framework allows an adequate treatment of the end-of-life vehicles. Additional measures such as the creation of eco-organisation would distort the market and its presence on such markets is sometimes not relevant.
- Some illegal dismantling operators do not follow standardised processes for the dismantling of end-of-life vehicle and distort the competition on the dismantling market. Without a better implementation of the existing regulation the issue will likely not be tackled.
Sita (Suez environnement), INDRA