We note with alarm that this type of act is becoming ever increasingly common. These catalytic converters are disappearing
into a black market network of illegal car scrappers that are buying cars for cash. These
catalytic converters have been listed as a hazardous waste by the European Union, they are
full of cancer causing chemicals and fibres so toxic they have been compared to the worst
kinds of asbestos.
These converters, as well as all the other materials in cars, are being sold to these shady characters, who are acting without constraint of environmental enforcement or regard to the consequences of their behaviour. Every time you sell a car to these cash for scrap people you are feeding the black market, facilitating theft and enabling environmental harm.
Read more in the following Irish times article