Kazakhstan launches car recycling programme

Kazakhstan: A new recycling initiative for end-of-life vehicles is to reduce the number polluting and unsafe cars in Kazakhstan.

Initiated by the government together with the association of Kazakhstan car businesses and automobile manufacturers, the programme aims to collect some 10 000 cars by the end of 2016, according to local media. A car must not exceed 3.5 tonnes or seven seats. The owner will receive financial compensation between US$ 140 and US$ 450, depending on the condition of the vehicle.

In addition to reducing the number of unsafe and polluting vehicles, the initiators aim to promote entrepreneurship and create new jobs.

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