Hey You, Take That Back
European automakers are up in arms over a bill that would require them to take back and recycle old cars. A draft of the bill was expected to be approved next week by environment ministers from the 15 EU countries, but lobbying by automakers may hold up the process. The measure would force car manufacturers to reuse 80 percent of car weight by 2005, rising to 85 percent by 2015. Manufacturers argue that 75 percent of the average old car is already being recycled, and the new scheme is unrealistic and would be too expensive.