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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.
ELVES are excited to be able to release our Annual Report 2017 detailing our activities during our first year of operation.
ELVES is delighted to have 2 new independent non-executive directors join the Board.
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.
A year ago this month, ELVES started operating as the approved compliance scheme for end-of-life vehicles in Ireland. Our first year of operations has seen us make good progress on establishing an ELVES Network of permitted scrapyards (Authorised Treatment Facilities – ATFs) all over Ireland. We now have a strong geographic coverage with 48 ATFs in the Network.