Mazda properly processes and recycles three designated items (fluorocarbons, airbags, and automobile shredder residue [ASR]) pursuant to the End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling Law in Japan.
In addition, the Company is creating unique technologies and measures to move this recycling program forward. In the case of ASR, Mazda is working through ART*1, a consortium of 13key companies including Mazda, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, to comply with the law and achieve progress in the reuse of resources.
The Company appropriately executes recycling at dealerships. Dealerships collect vehicle recycling fees at the time of sale and receive the ELVs from their final owners in order to transfer them to the disposal processing companies.
- *1ART: Automobile shredder residue Recycling promotion Team
|Recycling ratio for ELVs||99%|
|Number of vehicles from which fluorocarbon is collected||123,863 units|
|Number of vehicles from which airbags are collected||98,020 units|
|Number of vehicles from which ASR is collected||149,778 units|
|Total contracting deposits received||1,428,659,115 yen|
|Total expenses for recycling||1,333,441,487 yen*|
- *Includes separate fee collected by Mazda
Mazda is committed to the recycling of vehicles overseas in accordance with the laws in each country and region.
- Based on the EC Directive, Mazda provides a dismantling manual to recycling contractors and has established a network to collect used vehicles from their final owners free of charge
- In response to a voluntary vehicle recycling initiative that began in 2008, Mazda is promoting activities such as the provision of dismantling manuals to recycling contractors through its dealers
- Mazda is collecting and studying detailed information in response to the implementation of the Vehicle Recycling Law.