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ELV target - more non-metallics needed to contribute

With the target now 95% and an ever increasing number of parts being non-metallic, BIS feels it may be necessary to take another look at the non-metallic list used to contribute to the target.
Earlier this year, UK Government (BIS) carried out a new shredder trial with leading vehicle dismantlers, GW Bridges Ltd and EMR. The reason behind this is to update the 2005 shredder trial, which resulted in (amongst others things) a 971kg average ELV weight used when calculating recycling rates.


Although the results aren’t public yet, information supplied by MVDA indicates that the trial will result in an increased average ELV weight, probably in the region of 1100kg. With the increased (95%) recycling target having come into effect on 1st January 2015, this is likely to make target achievement even more challenging than it was before.

BIS has asked the association whether there is a need to also revise the list of non-metallic parts that can be used to contribute to target, both in terms of the parts listed and their weights.

MVDA secretary, Chas Ambrose told atfPro, “It will be in our interest to identify any other non-metallic parts, and their weights that are sold which are not currently listed in the BIS table” (see below). He went on to explain, “It’s important to remember that Non-metallic parts that are exported also make a contribution towards target achievement”.

Non-metallic parts listed in the BIS ATF targets letter 2015:
  • Mirror (door) 1.00kg
  • Headlight 1.75kg
  • Light (rear) 1.00kg
  • Engine (rubber hoses/plastic) 6.00kg
  • Indicator Unit (front) 0.25kg
  • Door Front (glass content) 2.50kg
  • Switch 0.25kg
  • Bumper (rear) 5.00kg
  • Grille 1.30kg
  • Door Glass (front) 2.50kg
  • Bumper (front) 6.00kg
  • Wheel Trim 0.50kg
  • Qtr Light 0.75kg
  • Parcel Shelf 3.50kg
  • Speedo Head 1.25kg
  • Screen (front) 9.00kg
  • Screen (rear) 4.75kg
  • Door Glass (rear) 2.50kg
  • Door Rear (glass content) 2.50kg
  • Seat 6.00kg
  • Sun Roof 4.00kg
  • Fuel tank (plastic) 9.00kg
  • Glovebox (plastic) 2.50kg
  • Tyre (exc.metal content) 6.00kg
  • Catalytic converter (ceramic core) 1.00kg

If you want to contribute non-metallic parts information, please email the MVDA here. The association will collate the information and pass it on to BIS. If you’re not a member and would like to be involved, then you can visit their website here for full details about how to join.

Examples of items that might want to be included:
Please be aware that weights are just for the non-metallic content of the parts, not the weight of the whole parts (as the metallic fraction is already taken into account in the 75% metallic content of an ELV).
  • Wheel arch liner (front & rear)
  • Complete interior
  • Carpet
  • Door card (interior trim)
  • Air filter box
  • Engine cover
  • Throttle body
  • Coolant expansion tank
  • Screen wash bottle (reservoir)
  • Front panel
  • Boot mat
  • Interior floor mats
  • Body panels (e.g. tailgate, wings etc.)


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