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95% target
95% target is with us and the key to success looks to be in post shredder technology.
January 1st 2015 means that the recycling target for ELV’s jumps to 95%. Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) concerned about the rising ELV recycling targets may be interested in the news that Remove My Car (RMC) has launched a new system dedicated to achieving 95% recycling rates.

The nationwide vehicle recycling specialist has introduced a new system which will allow ATFs that are part of their exclusive Remove My Car affiliate network to reach 95% ELV Recycling and Recovery targets at no extra cost. They tell us that this will ensure that from 2015, all ATFs working with Remove My Car can successfully achieve the targets required by the new legislation.

ATFs that are part of the RMC network are already benefitting from the facility to issue Certificates of Destruction (CoDs) following the company’s recent integration with the DVLA. This allows ATFs to effortlessly and quickly process CoDs for each ELV they recycle and more efficiently than the DVLA website at no extra cost. And now, the company is providing even greater benefits to ATFs as it looks to create positive change in the ELV industry.

While most ATF sites throughout the UK can confidently recycle up to 85% of an ELV using post shredder evidence, revised 95% targets from 2015 will be more difficult to achieve without significant post shredder residue contribution. This is by no means guaranteed both in terms of availability and reasonable cost. However, Remove My Car is confident that its new initiative will guarantee that the vehicles recycled through its network can meet 95% recycling targets as required through the issuing of a CoD.

Managing Director Steve Queen explained: “It is widely considered in the Industry that 95% recycling rates for ELVs is an ambitious target to achieve. We have been travelling throughout the UK, meeting with some of our ATF sites to hear how they will be affected by the new recycling targets and to discuss how we can assist. We have taken this progressive step to ensure that ATFs within our network are meeting targets and contributing to improved environmental standards. The new update will be live from January 2015 and will provide inestimable benefits to our ATF network.”

ATFs are becoming increasingly aware of their recycling obligations and are being asked to prove that they are meeting their environmental commitments. Official figures recently released state that the UK car manufacturing and recycling industry met its statutory 2012 EU targets to reuse, recycle, or recover 85% of the weight of end of life vehicles; however the 95% target is seen as much more challenging. Nevertheless, this should now achievable with help from the removemycar.co.uk network. Remove My Car tell is that they are able to achieve 95% targets for their ATF network from 1st Jan 2015, by working with a credible supplier.

If you aren’t aware of Remove My Car; they are a nationwide vehicle removal specialist working with an extensive network of registered ATFs. Quotes are provided based on the weight rather than the size of a car which helps to ensure an accurate and fair quote every time. If you would like to know more, then visit https://www.removemycar.co.uk/

January 2015

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