End-of-life vehicles - reuse, recycling and recovery, totals (env_waselvt)

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Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


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1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Statistical presentation
4. Unit of measure
5. Reference Period
6. Institutional Mandate
7. Confidentiality
8. Release policy
9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and comparability
16. Cost and Burden
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union

1.2. Contact organisation unit

E2: Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development

1.5. Contact mail address

2920 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 23/05/2018
2.2. Metadata last posted 23/05/2018
2.3. Metadata last update 23/05/2018


3. Statistical presentation Top
3.1. Data description

Information and data are collected based on the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (hereafter called ELV-Directive) and the Commission Decision 2005/293/EC, which lays down rules on the monitoring of the reuse/recovery and reuse/recycling targets for end-of-life vehicles.

The purpose of the collected data is to monitor compliance of countries with the quantitative targets for recovery and recycling of end of life vehicles that are set out in Article 7 (2) of the End-of life vehicle Directive:

2(a) No later than 1 January 2006, for all end-of life vehicles, the reuse and recovery shall be increased to a minimum of 85 % by an average weight per vehicle and year. Within the same time limit the reuse and recycling shall be increased to a minimum of 80 % by an average weight per vehicle and year;

2(b) No later than 1 January 2015, for all end-of life vehicles, the reuse and recovery shall be increased to a minimum of 95 % by an average weight per vehicle and year. Within the same time limit, the re-use and recycling shall be increased to a minimum of 85 % by an average weight per vehicle and year.

Further information on the policy need of data on end of life vehicles can be found on the following website of Directorate General Environment:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/elv/index.htm

3.2. Classification system

For the data set “End-of-life vehicles - reuse, recycling and recovery, totals (env_waselvt)” the End-of life vehicles data are broken down by type of treatment:

  • Generated (GEN)
  • Reuse (REU)
  • Recycling (RCY)
  • Energy recovery (RCV_E)
  • Recovery (RCV)
  • Disposal (DSP)

For the data set “End-of-life vehicles by waste operations - detailed data (env_waselv)” the End-of life vehicles data are broken down in addition for waste categories

  • Total Waste (TOTAL)
  • Total dismantling and de-pollution (DMDP)
  • Liquids (excluding fuel) (LoW: 1301 until 1306+1406+160113 until 160115+160121+160122+160199) (LIQ)
  • End-of-life vehicles: total weight of vehicles exported (EXP)
  • End-of-life vehicles: tyres (W160103)
  • End-of-life vehicles: oil filters (W160107)
  • End-of-life vehicles: other materials arising from depollution (excluding fuel) (LoW: 160108 until 160111+160121) (W1601A)
  • End-of-life vehicles: metal components (LoW: 160117+160118) (W1601B)
  • End-of-life vehicles: large plastic parts (W160119)
  • End-of-life vehicles: glass (W160120)
  • End-of-life vehicles: other arising from dismantling (LoW: 160122+160199) (W1601C)
  • Batteries and accumulators (W1606)
  • Catalysts (W1608)
  • Total shredding (W1910)
  • Ferrous scrap (steel) from shredding (W191001)
  • Non-ferrous materials (aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, etc.) from shredding (W191002)
  • Shredder Light Fraction (SLF) (LoW: 191003+191004) (W1910A)
  • Other materials arising from shredding (LoW: 191005+191006) (W1910B)
3.3. Coverage - sector

The data covers any vehicle designated as category M 1 or N 1 defined in Annex IIA to Directive 70/156/EEC, and three wheel motor vehicles as defined in Directive 92/61/EEC, but excluding motor tricycles; Article 2(1).

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

End-of life vehicle including their components and materials.

3.5. Statistical unit

Reporting units might be: producers, enterprises, local units or establishments

3.6. Statistical population

End-of life vehicle including their components and materials generated and treated within a country (within EU)

3.7. Reference area

EU-28 and national data for each EU Member State and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

3.8. Coverage - Time

since 2005, annual data.

3.9. Base period

Not applicable


4. Unit of measure Top

Tonnes, numbers of ELVs and percentage.


5. Reference Period Top

The reference period is the calendar year.


6. Institutional Mandate Top
6.1. Institutional Mandate - legal acts and other agreements

Member States are requested to submit data and quality reports via EDAMIS related to the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles and the Commission Decision 2005/293/EC, which lays down rules on the monitoring of the reuse/recovery and reuse/recycling targets for end-of-life vehicles.

Related acts:

Directive 2005/64/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 on the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to their reusability, recyclability and recoverability and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC (Official Journal L 310, 25.11.2005, pp. 10-27).

Commission Decision 2002/151/EC of 19 February 2002 on minimum requirements for the certificate of destruction issued in accordance with Article 5(3) of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles (OJ L 50, 21.2.2002, pp. 94-95)

6.2. Institutional Mandate - data sharing

There is no data sharing with other international organisations; international organisations can use the data as published in the dissemination database.


7. Confidentiality Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy

Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment

see 7.1.


8. Release policy Top
8.1. Release calendar

There is no release calendar, data dissemination is explained in item 9 below.

8.2. Release calendar access

Not applicable

8.3. Release policy - user access

In line with the Union legal framework Eurostat disseminates statistics on Eurostat's website (see item 10 - 'Accessibility and clarity') respecting professional independence and in an objective, professional and transparent manner in which all users are treated equitably. The detailed arrangements are governed by the Eurostat protocol on impartial access to Eurostat data for users


9. Frequency of dissemination Top

Data received by 30 of June, 18 months after the end of the reference period (T+18; where T = reference year), will be published two months later T+20). An update of the dataset is done in November (T+23) and March of the following year (T+27)


10. Accessibility and clarity Top
10.1. Dissemination format - News release

Not applicable

10.2. Dissemination format - Publications

Publications are available on the website of the Environmental Data Centre on Waste

10.3. Dissemination format - online database

Please consult free data on-line.

10.4. Dissemination format - microdata access

Not applicable, there are no micro data.

10.5. Dissemination format - other

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/waste

10.6. Documentation on methodology

Details on the reporting intervals, definitions and breakdown of data can be found in the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (hereafter called ELV-Directive) and the Commission Decision 2005/293/EC, which lays down rules on the monitoring of the reuse/recovery and reuse/recycling targets for end-of-life vehicles.

Guidance is provided here: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/waste/reporting

  • Guidance document on end-of-life vehicles (ELV) (updated on 6 May 2013)
  • Guidance Document on "How to perform a shredder campaign"
  • Background information on the guidance document "How to perform a shredder campaign"
  • Guidance Document aiming at facilitating the implementation of the ELV Directive and the secondary legislation at national level.
10.7. Quality management - documentation

The Member States and other reporting countries describe how the data have been compiled in a methodology report. That description shall also give an explanation of any estimates used.


11. Quality management Top
11.1. Quality assurance

The quality assurance is a joint responsibility of the Member States and Eurostat.

The original data collection is made by the Member States, while Eurostat collects and checks the assembled country compilations. The quality assurance and documentation of the quality is a joint responsibility of Eurostat and the Member States.

Certain data format checks are carried out during the data entry into the webform. The validation routines at Eurostat include checks related to consistency, plausibility, development over time and observations are discussed with the countries.

A validation report is submitted each year to the European Commission DG Environment, as the responsible body for the relevant regulations and the monitoring of the targets addressed.

11.2. Quality management - assessment

Overall data are of good quality. Data are collected from reliable sources applying high standards with regard to the methodology and ensuring a high degree of comparability.


12. Relevance Top
12.1. Relevance - User Needs

Main users are: the European Commission (for purposes of monitoring waste legislation), the Council, the European Parliament, researchers, politicians, general public, etc.

The user needs are defined in the whereas part of the End-of life vehicle Directive 2000/53/EC: The different national measures concerning end-of life vehicles should be harmonised in order, first, to minimise the impact of end-of life vehicles on the environment, thus contributing to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment and energy conservation, and, second, to ensure the smooth operation of the internal market and avoid distortions of competition in the Community.

A Union-wide framework is necessary in order to ensure coherence between national approaches in attaining the objectives stated above, particularly with a view to the design of vehicles for recycling and recovery, to the requirements for collection and treatment facilities, and to the attainment of the targets for reuse, recycling and recovery, taking into account the principle of subsidiarity and the polluter-pays principle.

12.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction

No systematic user satisfaction survey has been conducted. User satisfaction is discussed with the main user from the European Commission.

12.3. Completeness

Reporting is mandatory and the data sets are of a high level of completeness.


13. Accuracy Top
13.1. Accuracy - overall

See item 11.1 above

13.2. Sampling error

Not applicable

13.3. Non-sampling error

Not applicable


14. Timeliness and punctuality Top
14.1. Timeliness

Data submission by the countries is due 18 months after the end of the reporting period (30 June, T+18) and the data is published two months after the due date (end August/beginning September, T+20).

14.2. Punctuality

Data have to be submitted 18 months after the reference period. Most countries do respect this deadline, some countries deliver with a small delay. In a few cases the delay is more than 2 months


15. Coherence and comparability Top
15.1. Comparability - geographical

The comparability across countries is good due to clear statistical concepts and definitions

15.2. Comparability - over time

Reporting is mandatory, comparability over time is assumed to be fairly high as of reference year 2006.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain

Coherence with the Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 on waste statistics is limited as the Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 covers a broader range (all end-of-life vehicles) while the ELV Directive covers passenger cars (M1) and light commercial vehicles (N1) only. The Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 provides less detailed information on treatment.

15.4. Coherence - internal

Internal coherence is ensured by Eurostat thus aggregates are coherent with sub-aggregates.


16. Cost and Burden Top

Not applicable


17. Data revision Top
17.1. Data revision - policy

All published data should be regarded as final unless indicated as provisional. Correction of errors is possible. Data revision calendar: November (T+23) and March (T+27).

17.2. Data revision - practice

See 17.1


18. Statistical processing Top
18.1. Source data

The Member States are free to decide on the data collection methods. Data are collected from various sources depending on the indicator (generation of waste, recycling, recovery, etc.)

  • Surveys
  • National statistical institute
  • Administrative sources such as municipalities, e.g.:  waste management facilities, collective management schemes, reprocessing plants,
  • Responsible producer compliance schemes

Responsible producers, exporter/importer businesses The Member States describe the sources and methods in the methodology reports.

18.2. Frequency of data collection

Annual

18.3. Data collection

Ministries of Environment, or Environment Agencies collect the data and establish the methodology report on end-of life vehicles.

Member States are transmitting data via webforms through EDAMIS

18.4. Data validation

Data validation is done by Eurostat in close cooperation with Member States' competent Authorities.

Certain data format checks are carried out during the data entry into the webform. The validation routines at Eurostat include checks related to consistency, plausibility, development over time and clarification requests are sent to countries in case of observations.

Methodology reports from countries are consulted during the validation process. In case of revision of data the Member State transmit a new web-form.

18.5. Data compilation

The European aggregates are calculated by adding up the national waste amounts. EU aggregates are compiled when the available countries represent 60% of the population and 55% of the number of countries defining the aggregate; data for missing countries are estimated on the basis of the previous year.

18.6. Adjustment

Not applicable


19. Comment Top

Not available.


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