Endurvinnsla fyrir umhverfið okkar.

Vegna þess að umhverfið er svo mikilvægt fyrir okkur aukum við skilvirkni endurvinnsluferlisins með því að hanna vörur frá upphafi til að vera sjálfbærar.

Hönnun Opel fyrir sjálfbærni er lykilatriði í vöruábyrgð okkar og miðar að því að draga úr úrgangi sem framleiddur er við framleiðslu ökutækja sem og að endingu ökutækisins. Hönnun Opel fyrir sjálfbærni er hluti af skuldbindingu okkar við umhverfið og varðveislu dýrmæts efnis og orkuauðlinda.


Gerir Endurvinnsluna Svo Miklu Auðveldari.

Hvað varðar vöruþróun byggir endurvinnslustefna Opel á tveimur hornsteinum:

  • Hönnun fyrir sjálfbærni.
  • Þróun og útfærsla á umferðarefnum fyrir framleiðslu ökutækja.

Samþætt vöruábyrgð.


  • Mat á lífsferli
  • Val á sjálfbærnum efnum



  • Notkun endurunninna efna



  • Förgun söluaðila (sorphirða)
  • Varahlutir



  • Endurheimt ökutækja
  • Afmengun og formeðferð
  • ELV-tilskipun ESB
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Til að tryggja að allar Opel vörur uppfylli markmið okkar um endurvinnslu verða öll Opel hönnunarteymi að fylgja leiðbeiningunum um „Endurvinnanleika / endurheimtanleika“. Þessar leiðbeiningar hafa verið búnar til til að styðja bæði Opel verkfræðinga og birgja við þróun þeirra á endurvinnanlegum ökutækjum. Þetta ferli hjálpar einnig verkfræðingum við að meta hversu auðvelt er að endurvinna hluti, íhluti o.fl. að lokinni líftíma ökutækisins.

Elements of Design for Sustainability

  • Sustainable oriented material selection
  • Design for depollution
  • Design for pre-treatment
Opel has a long tradition of using recycled materials, also known as recyclates. Until today the usage of recyclates increased continuously. More than 230 plastic recyclate types have been specified and approved for use in production. From a technical perspective lots of efforts are made to increase the amount of recyclate materials in use.

In comparison to virgin materials, recyclates must fulfil all the same technical requirements. Recyclate materials are preferred when the part price does not increase. Quality is never compromised. Our recycling team takes every effort to maintain high quality look and feel, mechanical and thermal durability, along with performance standards.

In fact, because our recycled materials are of such a high standard and quality, they can now be used for visible parts as well as hidden parts of Opel cars.

Use of Recycled Materials

The highlighted parts can be made of recycled materials (example: Insignia).


For Your End of Life Opel.


The last owner takes the ELV to one of our contracted take-back partners. After checking the vehicle our take-back partner issues the required Certificate of Destruction (CoD).

Pre-Treatment and Depollution

First of all the battery is taken off and the airbags are neutralized. Our take-back partner then takes out all fuels and other operating fluids of the ELV. This includes engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid, coolant & refrigerant fluid from the air conditioning system.


The next step is the dismantling of components and systems in order to market them as used parts or to use them as basis for remanufactured parts. If economically viable, materials like plastic or glass are taken off for recycling purposes.


Environmentally hazardous materials are collected and later on sent to specialized recovery companies for recovery or disposal.


The pre-treated hulks are delivered to a shredder which segregates the ELV into pieces and sorts the output into various fractions for further recycling or recovery.

Post-Shredder Technology (PST)

These segregated material fractions from the shredder are further processed with different technologies (magnet, eddy current, flotation) to obtain material fractions which can be used as valuable secondary raw materials.

Recycling / Recovery / Landfill

Material fractions from the shredder and from the PST plants can be recycled (e.g. as replacement for coal in blast furnaces, dewatering means in sewage sludge) or recovered in the cement industry. This process enables a recovery of 95% of the vehicle and reduces drastically the amount of remaining waste for landfill.



Through our end-of-life vehicle take-back process.
We've always done our best to be environmentally friendly but now recycling is not a choice, it's part of the law. On 8 June 2006 the ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) regulations came into force in Ireland. A recycling initiative that demands manufacturers decrease the amount of waste created during vehicle production and at the end of the vehicle's life.

As of 1 January 2007 all Opel cars can be returned by their owner to one of the Opel contract partners for vehicle take-back, at the end of its life. This is a free service, subject to certain conditions (please see below).

We want to make sure that your end-of-life vehicle is recycled in an environmentally friendly way. That's why we ensure that all our take-back locations fulfil the legal requirements of the ELV Regulations by having them certified by independent experts in accordance with the law. Each of our take-back partners, all processes and the documentation of all incoming and outgoing material streams will also be checked by our recycling experts.

Your end-of-life Opel is only applicable for our free take-back if:

  • Essential parts or components are not missing
  • The vehicle doesn't contain any non-automotive waste
  • The vehicle has up to 9 seats or is a Light Commercial Van up to 3.5 tonnes
  • The vehicle was finally registered in the EU
  • The vehicle was registered less than one month in the EU
  • The original vehicle papers have been handed over together with the vehicle

Hand back your end-of-life vehicle to our take-back partner and they'll give you a Certificate of Destruction (CoD), the paperwork you need to de-register your car. Now you can leave safe in the knowledge that your old car will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way.

Find your nearest Opel take-back partner.

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