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ELVES - New ELV Compliance Scheme in the Republic of Ireland

ELV Compliance scheme
Over the coming year, ELVES will be meeting with ATFs around the Republic to discuss joining the Network.

From January 2017, ELV Environmental Services CLG (ELVES for short) has been approved to be the ELV compliance scheme in the Republic of Ireland under recently amended ELV Regulations.

ELVES has been established by vehicle manufacturers and one of its key activities will be building a nationwide network of ATFs for the take back of ELVs. The ELVES Network will be supported by significant education and awareness activities and other initiatives aimed at recognising the contribution ATFs do and can make to the achievement of reuse and recycling targets.

The approval of ELVES means there will now be a single PRI with one ATF Network for dismantlers to join. A single PRI will allow importers to focus their efforts and better meet the challenge of the new 95% ELV reuse, recycling, and recovery target. ELVES is also approaching other professional importers of second hand M1 and N1 vehicles to invite them to join the scheme, become compliant with the regulations and support the ELVES Network of dismantlers.
  • passenger cars (M1 - vehicles with no more than 8 seats, in addition to the driver's seat) and
  • light commercial vehicles (N1 - vehicles weighing up to 3.5 tonnes)
Throughout 2017, ELVES will be meeting with ATFs around the country to discuss joining the Network. ELVES report that to-date, approaches with ATFs have been positive and many have already joined the Network.

Elena Wrelton said, “We are excited that Ireland now has an approved compliance scheme able to focus resources on the activities that will most effectively impact reuse and recycling rates. We are keen to talk with vehicle dismantlers about how we can support the good work they are already doing and the benefits we can provide if they join our network.”

Further information can be found on the ELVES website or email ELVES here.

March 2017

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