Implications of Environmental Regulation on Industrial Innovation: The case of End-of-life Vehicles
The decreasing share of easy recyclable materials in end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and the resultant increase in the remaining share (the ASR (Automobile Shredding Residue) which is normally disposed of by landfilling will generate additional costs, while the potential toxicity of ASR has put ELV on the environmental policy agenda. The 1997 Directive proposal by the European Union includes specific quantified targets for ELV. Many industrial agreements were established in European countries towards the end of the 1980s in a complex interaction with ELV policies and an overview of some cases from four countries is presented. The emerging features of the innovation process and the possible role of policies are discussed, and possible links between policy/regulation developments and innovation in ELV are depicted.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18688 EN (1998) 73pp.
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Record Number: 199910658 / Last updated on: 1999-04-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en