Valorisation of end-of-life cars via official demolition

This indicator gives information on the valorisation of demolished end-of-life cars in Belgium. The reported values show the weighted percentages for the different downstream processing options.

97.6% recovered

  • In 2022, the recovery of materials from end-of-life cars through reuse, recycling and energetic valorisation reached 97.6%.
  • This value is higher than ever before.

What do we see? 

Over the past ten years, we see that energetic valorization and landfilling have continued to decline, reaching values of 4.2% and 2.4% respectively in 2022. During the measurement period, we also see that the combined percentage for recycling and reuse has increased from 88% to 93%. For reuse, the 20% mark has been exceeded since 2017. The figures illustrate an evolution towards a more circular approach.



What’s the aim?

Materials obtained from the scrapping of vehicles should remain in use as long and as high-quality as possible. To this end, reusing parts is a very effective circular strategy, as there is then no need for additional processing and no downcycling takes place. At the same time, the values for energy valorization and landfilling should drop to a minimum level. The overall figures for recycling, reuse and energetic valorization in Flanders have exceeded Europe’s predetermined targets of 95% recovery since 2015. The 85% reuse and recycling target has been met since the beginning of the measurement period.

What does this indicator measure?

The data on the different treatment processes of cars come from the annual reports of Febelauto, the management organisation for end-of-life cars in Belgium. The data relate to the scrapping of vehicles in Belgium and are independent of the region where the vehicles were used.

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