Nissan recovers 1,549,317 airbag-related products from 450,755 vehicles in Japan through recovery processing during FY2012

Nissan today shared the progress report on its recycling/recovery efforts in Japan for fiscal year 2012 (April 2012 to March 2013). Nissan announced its recovery results for Automobile Shredder Residue (ASR), airbag-related products, and fluorocarbons recovered from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in accordance with the Japan Automobile Recycling Law. In FY2012, Nissan recovered 1,549,317 airbag-related products from 450,755 vehicles through recovery processing and on-board deployment operations.. The airbag recycling ratio stood at 93.8%, exceeding the legal requirement of 85%. A total of 145,455.873 kg of fluorocarbons collected from 493,417 vehicles was processed.

In FY2012, Nissan recovered 114,516.3 tons of the 119,175.2 tons of ASR collected from 549,874 vehicles in Japan – an amount that represents a recovery ratio of 96.1% – which achieves the Japan Automobile Recycling law ASR recovery target rate of 70% by FY2015 for the second year in a row. The cost of the recycling efforts for these specified materials amounted to 5,651,132,643 yen (56.17 million US$). Recycling fees and income generated from the fund for vehicle recycling totaled 6,308,336,938 yen (32.70 million US$), contributing to a net surplus of 657,204,295 yen (6.53 million US$). From FY2004 to FY2012, the total cost of recycling operations led to a net surplus of 2,100,618,913 yen 20.88 million US$), an amount that is equivalent to 438 yen ($ 4.38) per vehicle.

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