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ELVES becomes a carbon neutral organisation

ELVES, Ireland’s End-of-Life Vehicle compliance scheme, has recently achieved the internationally recognised Carbon Footprint Standard – Carbon Neutral Plus for the period 2019-2021.  The carbon neutral certification was attained through Carbon Footprint Ltd and represents the achievement of a goal set by the ELV compliance scheme in 2021.

Greenest (and greatest!) fleet on the street

Copart’s Plan-Net-Zero programme is now fully in motion, and as the owner of the UK’s largest salvage transport fleet, the company is fully committed to making sustainability the focal point of its future fleet strategy. 

Thought-provoking discussions at this year’s IARC

There was much information to absorb at the recent 21st International Automotive Recycling Congress, held on the 5th and 7th of July in Basel, Switzerland. The two-day event focused on the many aspects of the vehicle recycling industry and attracted speakers and delegates from around the world. It provided an environment for the exchange of views plus the opportunity to get up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Ward welcomes York scrap merchant into the family

Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, has welcomed York scrap merchant, L. Clancey & Sons into its extended family with the acquisition of its metal processing business in York.

Recycling Lives completes acquisition of Glasgow-based recycler John R. Adam and Sons Ltd

Recycling Lives, the UK’s largest processor of end-of-life vehicles, announced today it has completed its acquisition of Glasgow-based recycler John R. Adam and Sons Ltd for an undisclosed sum.  Three Hills Capital Partners, as a shareholder in Recycling Lives, provided additional support throughout the acquisition process. Tuesday 12th July will be the first day of operations for the combined company. The move will see Recycling Lives’ recycling business hit over £300 million turnover and take its employee count to over 550.

Copart announces the acquisition of Hills Salvage & Recycling – The Green Parts Specialists

Copart UK Ltd, the UK’s leading vehicle remarketing and recycling company, is formally announcing the acquisition of Hills Salvage and Recycling – The Green Parts Specialist. The acquisition includes 3 sites, the Skelsmerdale HQ 25-acre site, a site acquired recently by Hills in Scotland and a Gloucestershire parts hub. All assets including the Hills UK transporter fleet and specialist technology systems will be included in the sale. 

It’s time to rise and shine for Ben’s Big Breakfast!

Following the huge success of last year’s Big Breakfast event, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is bringing the nationwide fundraising initiative back for 2022, aiming to raise even more life-saving donations to support those in the automotive community who are struggling or in crisis.

Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.