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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.
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.
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.
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
ELVES are thrilled to announce the winners and runners-up of the 'Where is Hughie?' Kids Colouring Competition!
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!
HUGHIE GOES AGAIN!!
There was such a positive reaction to our 'Hughie Sets the Pace at Mondello' competition, that in the spirit of Christmas we are going to do it again! We have one more €100 One4All giftcard to give away to another lucky competition participant.
To be in with a chance to win, simply LIKE the Hughie Goes Again video on Facebook. Don’t forget to watch it too! Competition closes 17th December at 1pm. The winner will be picked at random. Good luck everyone!
As we arrive at the last month of 2020, ELVES looks at a snapshot of what’s been happening this year with regard to enforcement against unauthorised operators to stop the illegal breaking of End-of-Life Vehicles and to protect the environment, explaining why this is so important.
The EPA has this week released a Guidance document on the Prohibition on Heavy Metals in Vehicles.
Producers and component suppliers have obligations to comply with the requirements of the regulations. The Guidance document summarises these prohibitions and the obligations on operators.
Relevant operators in Ireland should familiarise themselves with their obligations under these regulations and ensure that they are compliant with the requirements.
You can download the Guidance document here.
For further information please see the EPAs website:
Today the new Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy was released by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The plan includes the introduction of a deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and cans, requirements for extended producer reponsibility schemes and other measures to support Ireland's transition towards a circular economy.