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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.
The ELVES 2019 Annual Report describes a year of many successes for ELVES including, the ATF Network meeting ELV reuse, recycling and recovery targets, the expansion of the Electric ELVES Programme and the increased issuance of electronic Certificates of Destruction. 2019 was ELVES’ third year of operation, supporting End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) processing as the compliance scheme in Ireland.
Ireland Meets ELV Target 2018
Target Success! We are delighted to share that Ireland has met target for 2018 under the ELV Directive.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released the draft figures for 2018 in which Ireland met and exceeded the annual 85% reuse and recycling and 95% reuse, recycling and recovery targets for End-of-Life Vehicles. This makes 2018 the first year the national targets were met since they were raised in 2015.
The ELVES Network have contributed significantly to this achievement with over 70% of CoDs processed through member ATFs. This national success follows the ELVES Network having met the higher targets in 2017. 2020 is ELVES fourth year of operation and the team look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on ELV processing in Ireland.
Are you looking to scrap your vehicle with minimal contact? Our video will show you how!
The great people at Bomedia (www.bomedia.tv) have created a video for ELVES showing you how to scrap a car whilst minimising contact.
Many Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) in the ELVES Network offer a home collection service and can arrange for your Certificate of Destruction to arrive by post helping you to socially distance.
We are delighted to announce the winning entry of our animation competition, in collaboration with Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), is "8-Bit" created by David Ng Yee Shian, Samantha O'Keeffe and Michael McNamara.
Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle training sessions kick off at Plunket College
The next set of electric, hybrid and mild hybird awareness training sessions have kicked off at Plunket College Dublin.
Delivered by Salvage Wire Ltd, the training aims to ensure that ATFs have the expertise and know-how to effectively manage electric and hybrid vehicles. With the popularity and growth potential of electric/hybrid vehicles in Ireland and the defined issues there are when managing them at the end-of-life stage, it is crucial that all those working in the industry are fully confident and competent in dealing with these vehicles.
The Dublin training will be followed by further sessions in Cork and Galway on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - New video released!
ELVES delivered its first set of Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle training in September 2019. The training was very well received by those who participated.
You can find out more about what the training is about and why we encourage all ATFs to sign up to future sessions in the video below.
The next set of training days will be held at the end of January.
Details of how to register for this free course can be found on our Information for ATFs page: https://www.elves.ie/Information-for-ATFs
ELVES are delighted to announce the next set of training sessions on the Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
Come see Hughie our Heinkel! Find out about car recycling and enjoy some of the best acts of the '80's live in Killarney this December!