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ARN supports emphasis on recycling

The Netherlands – As of the new year, Dutch consumers will pay a ‘€˜recycling’€™ fee instead of what is usually referred to as a ‘€˜waste disposal’€™ fee when purchasing a new car.

According to the automotive sector in the Netherlands, instituting a recycling fee ‘€˜ties in better’€™ with the environmentally-responsible method by which vehicles have been processed and reused for many years. It is widely backed by the nation’€™s car dismantlers, collectors, recyclers and shredder operators as well as the post-shredder technology facility recently built by Auto Recycling Nederland (ARN).

The term waste disposal fee ‘€˜tends to elicit a picture of materials and waste no longer suitable for use’€™, says ARN. The organisation is convinced that embracing the recycling fee will ‘€˜contribute better to the sustainable image the Dutch automotive sector wishes to propagate’€™. It is ‘€˜vital’€™, ARN adds, that car manufacturers play their part by using the term on official documents such as invoices.

The Dutch car recycling authority hopes to spread the message of vehicle sustainability by launching a tailored advertising campaign, starting in 2013.

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