Material recycling is a key element of the project. The ambition to identify, control and sometimes participate in the construction of an entire recycling loop is a first in the ELV domain.
In light of the scope defined and the limited resources of the project, this action focused on three major material categories, selected for their weight ratio within the vehicle, their technical recyclability potential or economic value:
– plastic polymers (noryl and polypropylene from the bumpers, upholstery, etc.)
– foam and textiles (seats, rear parcel shelf, floor mat, etc.)
- metals (copper from harnesses, platinum group metals from catalytic converters and cast iron and aluminium from engines