USE AND MANAGEMENT OF RECYCLED MATERIALS
Since its creation, DS Automobiles has been using recycled materials and increases its use continually. As part of the Stellantis Group’s approach, the DS Brand pursues its efforts to fulfil its commitment to build vehicles with 30% recycled or bio-sourced materials.
Since its creation, DS Automobiles has been using recycled materials and increases its use continually. As part of the Stellantis Group’s approach, the DS Automobiles Brand pursues its efforts to fulfil its commitment to build vehicles with 30% recycled or bio-sourced materials.
From January 2015, a new regulation logo appeared on products to be recycled subject to tri separation guidelines: the Triman.
The aim is to inform the consumer that the product or packaging can’t be thrown into a dustbin for household waste but must be sorted or taken to a collection point to be recycled.
This information is shown by a logo representing the outline of a person making a simple human gesture.
The icon can feature on the product, the packaging or electronically on a website.
Tyres, cardboard packaging and printed paper are our products/packaging that can be subject to tri guidelines.
Not covered are electrical and electronic waste (DEEE), batteries and accumulators as well as chemical products already identified by the crossed-out dustbin logo.
Recycle your DS at the end of its life
Complying with the EU End of Life Vehicle regulations, DS Automobiles commits to limit waste production during its manufacturing process in addition to taking your car back at the end of its life. We have independent experts to guarantee that your old car will be recycled in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
You may only return your end-of-life DS for free if:
The car has up to 9 seats or is a commercial vehicle of less than 3.5 tonnes
The car was finally registered in the EU
The major components are still on the car
The car doesn’t contain any rubbish
The car’s original paperwork is returned at the same time as the car
The authorised DS take-back partner will give you a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) when your end-of-life car is handed over. The CoD is required to de-register your car at the Prefecture. You will be able to leave completely confident that your old car will be dismantled in an environmentally sound way.
The recovery process for your DS
We ask the last owner of the car to take it to an authorised recovery facility at the end of its life. After checking the car, the authorised recovery facility will issue a Certificate of Destruction (CoD).
2. Pre-Treatment and Depollution
First of all the battery will be removed and the airbags neutralised. Our DS Partner will then drain off the remaining fuel and other fluids: engine oil, transmission oil, brake fluid and air conditioning coolant.
The next step consists of dismantling the components and mechanicals for reuse as spare parts or to be reconditioned. If materials such as plastic and glass are considered economically viable, they will also be recovered for recycling.
Materials that are harmful to the environment are recovered and sent to companies that specialise in the recovery or disposal of waste.
The pre-treated hulks will be sent to a shredder which segregates the ELV into pieces and sorts the output into various fractions for further recycling or recovery.
6. 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.
7. Recycling / Recovery / Landfill
Material fractions from the shredder and from the PST plant can be recycled (e.g. as replacement for coal in blast furnaces, dewatering means in the 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.
Beyond the life of the vehicle, the collection and recycling of batteries has been ensured since 2010 in cooperation with our specialized partners. Today, DS Automobiles’ battery recycling rate exceeds the regulatory expectation (set at 50%) with a rate of over 70% for Li-Ion batteries. The cost of recycling is borne financially by the Brand.
Used batteries can also find a second life through their use in stationary energy storage systems for individual homes, collective buildings and electrical networks.