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In this week's episode of the Depollution podcast, Elena Wrelton from ELVES talks ELVs and the future of car recycling.
With schools now closed for longer than expected, ELVES is running an Art Competition to help keep your kiddies entertained. Since we can’t travel at the moment, we would like your child to show us where Hughie the Heinkel should go to when it is possible to go away again. Can they tell us ‘Where is Hughie?’ going to go on an adventure? Imagine, draw and colour in around him to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
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.
We are delighted to announce the winners of our recent Hughie the Heinkel Halloween Colouring Competition!!!
Congratulations to our 4 prize-winners:
Category A (Jnr Infant - 2nd Class):
Category B (3rd Class to 6th Class):
A huge thank you to all the children who entered our competition, as well as the adults who submitted their entries. We received so many imaginative and deserving entries and we would like to applaud them all. It’s wonderful that there are so many children out there keeping the standard of colouring in Ireland at the very highest levels.
We are feeling generous this month at ELVES. To cheer everyone up and do our bit to support Irish retailers, we have a €100 One4All voucher to give away to one lucky competition participant. Take a look at our Facebook page to find out how to win @ELVESIreland.
As waste services, ATFs are able to operate under Level 5 restrictions. However, sites may be restricting public drop offs or implementing additional COVID related measures. If you need to dispose of a vehicle at this time, please contact your chosen ATF prior to arriving on site to both confirm any changes to opening hours and any additional COVID related procedures.
ELVES remains open for business with staff working remotely. However, please be aware that we may not be able to provide immediate service at this time due to the updated national operating restrictions on business.
Please forward queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.
We wish everyone well at this difficult time.
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:
We could all do with some positivity at the moment and this video which ELVES shot a little while ago at Mondello Park certainly lifts the mood. Dundalk in the 1950’s was the centre of production for the much-loved and unusual Heinkel car - petite in stature but sturdy in build. Given its tiny size it is hard to believe that the Heinkel was built as a family car at the time, but it was a car that gave its heart and soul to every journey.
See Hughie the ELVES Heinkel give his heart and soul to a very different journey, a 'speedy' trip round the Mondello race track.
Whatever you are doing today, take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to enjoy this.
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.