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Electric ELV Training Course Delivered by CarTakeBack at BMRA

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National vehicle recycling network, CarTakeBack, was hosted by British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) at their offices in Huntingdon earlier this year, to deliver their first electric end-of-life vehicle (eELV) training course.

cartakeback elv training at BMRAThe course was developed by CarTakeBack in conjunction with BMRA and covered battery-only EVs along with each of the different types of hybrids on the market. The course is aimed at Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and metal recyclers and lays out the correct procedures to safely prepare eELVs for depollution. 

During the one-day classroom-based course, Ken Byng from CarTakeBack explained the risks of incorrect handling and laid out the all-important health and safety procedures that should be followed. Subsequently, the correct isolation, testing and disconnection processes were explained, ultimately leading to how to remove the battery safely. 

Ken Byng from CarTakeBack said:

“We are proud to be working with BMRA to continue to promote safe working practices to our mutual partners. This is just one part of CarTakeBack’s constant drive towards ‘futureproofing’ the rapidly evolving end of life vehicle industry, and in particular, helping to keep those involved with dismantling ELVs safe.”

The course was attended by ATF and metal recycling staff with varying roles from across the country and was well-received by all with plenty of useful interaction.

If you’d like to find out more about the course or book a place, contact CarTakeBack or BMRA.

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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.

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