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ELVES has published its Annual Report for 2020

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While 2020 was an unusual year in anyone’s calendar, Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) are an essential waste service and remained open and operational throughout, not only for the acceptance and collection of End-of-Life Vehicles, but also for the supply of quality second-hand parts. Additionally, metal re-processors also remained open to process the metal from the ATFs.

“The volume of ELVs has decreased, reflecting what has happened to our society and economy during 2020, but we really appreciate the efforts of the ATFs in remaining open and providing a valuable service”, said Fiacra Quinn, CEO of ELVES.

In 2019, the year for which we have validated data, there were 64 ATFs in the Network. While the Network handled 67% of all ELVs in the country that year, ELVES met the national targets of 85% reuse and recycling and 95% overall, when recovery is included, for 100% of ELVs in Ireland.

“Although 2020 targets will prove challenging, we know the ELVES Network has met the reuse, recycling and recovery targets and expect this to have a very positive impact on the national figures. Initial indications from the data provided by the Network and the metal re-processors demonstrate a buoyant market in recovered materials, which is very promising”, confirmed Elena Wrelton.

Alongside ELVES’ core activities with its ATF Network, the Annual Report details the progress made on increasing public awareness in a year when normal communications channels, like public events, were upended. Not stopping in its mission to improve the recycling of ELVs now and in the future, the Report also looks at progress made through Electric ELVES, the programme to support the takeback of electric vehicle batteries for recycling.

In addition to battery recycling, at the start of 2020 ELVES was able to offer in-person electric and hybrid awareness training to ATF staff under the Electric ELVES programme. With restrictions in place, this was suspended. The Electric ELVES training has gone online during 2021 and will be further supplemented with F-Gas training, a qualification required for the handling of mobile air-conditioning gases in vehicles.

The 2020 Annual Report can be read here: Download ELVES 2020 Annual Report

 

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Posted on Friday, 10 September 2021  |  By ELVES

ELVES F-GAS TRAINING - Second Round of Training to Commence

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In April 2021, ELVES launched its F-Gas Training pilot project to provide Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) certified training to ATFs in its Network. F-Gases are used in vehicle air conditioning systems and need to be removed from End-of-Life Vehicles as part of the depollution process. The second cohort of 14 learners from ATFs around the country are set to complete the course in September.

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Posted on Friday, 27 August 2021  |  By ELVES

Ireland Meets the Reuse, Recycling, and Recovery Targets for End of Life Vehicles for Second Year Running

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On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the National results for End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling for 2019, which showed that once again Ireland has both met and exceeded the 85% reuse and recycling and the 95% reuse and recovery targets for the treatment of ELVs. The results for 2019 were 87.43% reuse and recycling and 95.21% reuse and recovery.

 

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Posted on Monday, 28 June 2021  |  By ELVES

New Electric ELVES online training offer gets positive industry response

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During April and May, ELVES successfully rolled out its hybrid and electric vehicle awareness course to an additional 17 employees of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) around the country. Developed and delivered by Salvage Wire Ltd, the course was provided in a new online format to enable easy access to the training for all ATFs. 

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Posted on Monday, 24 May 2021  |  By ELVES

Mobile Air Conditioning Training for the ELVES ATF Network

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ELVES, the compliance scheme for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs), has launched its pilot programme of Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Training for Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) in its Network.

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Posted on Monday, 12 April 2021  |  By ELVES

Guess Hughie the Heinkel’s lap time round the national circuit of Mondello

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Do you know how long it would take to race a Heinkel round a racetrack? We do, and we’re asking you to guess to be in with a chance to win a €100 One-4-All Gift Card. Just ‘Like’ our Facebook competition post, watch the video and pop your guess in the comments section of this post using the format 00:00 (minutes: seconds). Competition closes 1pm, Friday 30 April 2021.

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Posted on Thursday, 1 April 2021  |  By ELVES

Electric ELVES training for ATFs now available online

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Over the last fortnight, information has gone out to all ATFs in the country telling them about the new Electric ELVES training offering. Free of charge to ATFs, the training will be provided through a mix of videos, workbooks, and a live online session with the trainer Andy Latham.

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Posted on Thursday, 25 March 2021  |  By ELVES

ELV Online is Blueprint for Success for ELVES

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Image Credit: Anna Dreimane, Kate Deegan, and Mikey Cashell

In an article, published on Mywaste.ie, atfpro.co.uk and EnviroSolutions news update, ELVES highlights the successful improvements to, and take-up of, the online electronic Certificate of Destruction (eCoD) system. This has helped streamline the issuing and processing of CoDs for both ATFs and the Department of Transport. The drive to encourage take up has resulted in an enormous increase in eCoDs from just 33% in 2016 to 90% in 2020. These improvements came as a result of a concerted effort by the Waste Enforcement Regional Local Authorities (WERLAS), the Department of Transport and ELVES. Image Credit: Anna Dreimane, Kate Deegan, and Mikey Cashell

View the full article here on MyWaste.ie.

 

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Posted on Tuesday, 16 March 2021  |  By ELVES

ELVES Announce Winners of the Where is Hughie? Kids Colouring Competition

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ELVES are thrilled to announce the winners and runners-up of the 'Where is Hughie?' Kids Colouring Competition!

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Posted on Wednesday, 10 March 2021  |  By ELVES

Seachtain na Gaeilge - How to scrap a car in Irish

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To mark Seachtain na Gaeilge March 1-17, ELVES have released an Irish language version of our How to Recycle your Vehicle, short video guide.

For SnaG events & info visit http://ow.ly/nouN50DQYBJ

Go n-éirí an bóthar libh!

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Posted on Monday, 8 March 2021  |  By ELVES

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