A mountain road – VW Recycling for sustainability

Recycling and return at Volkswagen

Is your Volkswagen about to reach its final decommissioning? As a manufacturer, we are aware of our responsibilities and will take back our products once they have reached the end of their service life. Learn more about the recycling process here as well as the legal conditions for a free-of-charge return of end-of-life vehicles and waste electrical and electronic equipment.

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Recycling-oriented construction

Sustainability is an integral part of our entire process chain, impacting the product planning, production and recycling of a vehicle. The measures contribute to environmental preservation, for example by helping conserve resources.

Measures implemented during vehicle development

As early as the development stage of your new Volkswagen, measures are taken to ensure that the vehicle can be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner once it reaches the end of its service life.

Recycled materials at Volkswagen

There is a sub-section with the header “Our plastic recycled materials using the example of two models” and there are the Golf 8 and ID.4 models.  Please omit the ID.4 model content and change the header “Our plastic recycled materials using the example of the model”.

Our plastic recycled materials using the example of two models
A red VW Golf 8

Golf 8

We will explain the use of plastic recycled materials on and in the Golf 8.



Find out here where plastic recycled materials are used in the ID.4 and what proportion they constitute.

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End-of-Life Vehicle Service

Simple and free of charge

Is it time for your Volkswagen to be recycled and re-used? Just bring it to one of our many return centres. It will be recycled for you, free of charge, under the applicable legal conditions.


For a list of locally authorised facilities, please visit https://era.org.mt/topic/permitted-waste-management-facilities/Opens an external link

The recycling process

Return and recycling of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment

We will gladly inform you about your rights and duties when disposing of old electrical or electronic devices.

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