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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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Have you heard the new ELVES radio adverts or seen our new online ads?
The new ELVES advertising is now live and can be seen online and on air.
See our Digital Ad below:
Or listen to our new Radio Ad: