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ELVES hosted three Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle training sessions last week in Cork, Monaghan and Kildare. Congratulations to all the participants who received their certificate.
The EPA has released the latest analysis on the 2017 ELV (End-of-Life Vehicle) data and has revealed a significant 43% increase in ELV’s treated, compared to the previous year – over 140,000 being recycled in 2017. The data also shows the country has achieved a rate of 85.9% reuse and recycling and 94.6% if you include recovery in the processing of these ELVs.
ELVES was out and about in Cork and more!
We are delighted to announce, the winning name for our Heinkel.
Over the last few weeks, a shortlist of four names – Hannah, Helen, Hughie, Heinrich have been battling it out on Facebook to be chosen as the name for our Heinkel.
Following two semi-finals, and a final run off between Hannah and Hughie, we can announce that the official name for our Heinkel is Hughie.
ELVES will be out and about this summer at events with Hughie. Do come and say hello if you see us!
If you have come to visit ELVES when we are out and about at events over the summer, you may have met our Heinkel. Built in 1961 in Dundalk, our Heinkel plays a key role at ELVES. As well as featuring on our website, the Heinkel creates a lot of interest at events enabling us to talk to a wide range of people about car recycling and the ELVES network of permitted scrapyards (not that we would ever recycle the Heinkel!).
Still young at 58 years old, we decided it was about time we gave the car a name. So in the run up to Easter we a running a competition on our Facebook page to name the Heinkel. Over the next fortnight we are running two semi finals to pick the two names that will make it to the final.
Visit our Facebook page to take part @ELVESIreland
ELVES is about to turn 2! As we come to the end of our second year as the compliance scheme for End-Of-Life Vehicles in Ireland, we thought we would take this opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved to date.
The team at ELVES are busy this week at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore.
This week the EPA launched a new Waste Statistics Portal providing one online location for national waste statistics for Ireland. The portal can be used to find information on ELVs and other waste streams including electronics, composting, and packaging.
Over the last few months we have been growing our Network of ATFs, our latest members being West Cork 4x4, DC Autospares and Greener Metal Recycling. It’s great to have them on board.
Before receiving our approval ELVES was busy looking at what happens to a vehicle when it is recycled in Ireland. We undertook a trial involving the recycling of 201 scrap cars and small vans. The trial looked at the recycling process, focusing on the metal that is recycled from a end-of-life vehicle.
You can read the results of the trial here in our report.