Mitsubishi Motors has the highest respect for the environment, and we choose materials that can be recycled and re-used after your vehicle has come to the end of its economical life. We build each car to last, but when its long life has come to an end, we will take the vehicle back and recycle it in an environmentally friendly manner, in accordance with the EC Directive on End-of-Life Vehicles and any applicable national statutory provisions.
All Mitsubishi Motors vehicles (up to 3.5t GVW) sold in Europe after July 1, 2002, will be taken back free of charge from the last registered owner at one of the designated take-back points, provided the vehicle contains all major components and is free of waste. From January 1, 2007, this applies to all Mitsubishi Motors vehicles sold in Europe irrespective of the sale date. A network of collection points is available to receive Mitsubishi Motors End-of-Life Vehicles. See your local distributor’s website for details of your nearest take-back point as well as for national ELV legislation requirements.
In the event that any vehicle is found to have additional waste added or essential components missing, the authoried take-back point has the right to make a charge. Upon accepting your vehicle for recycling, the authorized take back points will issue you with a Certificate of Destruction (COD), which is required by local authorities for deregistration of your Mitsubishi vehicle.
The possibilities for the recycling of vehicles and vehicle components are continually being evaluated and improved, with the aim of recycling even more parts of the vehicle in the future.
Ensuring environmental friendly recycling, vehicle manufacturers have established “International Dismantling Information System” (IDIS) several years ago. Mitsubishi is member of this information system which informs dismantlers in detail which materials are used in a vehicle and how dismantling and recycling shall be handled.
As a matter of course, Mitsubishi fulfills the European legal requirements. Our vehicles fulfill the European directive’s requirements of Reusability, Recyclability and Recoverability (RRR) from a vehicles first design scratch via manufacturing, use until its end of life.
Additionally, the used manufacturing and maintenance materials etc. are monitored and registered in accordance with the “REACH”-Regulation (Regulation on Restriction Evaluation Authorisation of Chemicals).