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LAST CALL for the TRA 2023 Briefing Day

If you have not already done so, it is not too late to reserve your place at this year’s key tyre recycling event – the TRA 2023 Briefing Day, so if you were thinking of joining – act now!


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As always, this “one-stop shop” for all things tyre recycling will seek to explain, inform and educate on a wide range of ELT issues. Once just an afterthought, what happens to our old tyres is now a subject that absorbs a lot of our attention, and so it should. Each year, the UK alone generates some 600kt of post-consumer rubber annually, and the TRA and its Responsible Recycler members handle the lion’s share of it all.

The 2023 TRA Briefing Day will be held at the Woodland Grange Hotel, Leamington Spa, so conveniently located for most of our customers and industry colleagues as well as regulators and the wider media.

Participation is free for TRA members, media representatives and our industry regulators. A charge of £50.00 plus VAT per person will apply to all other participants. A buffet lunch and refreshments are included.

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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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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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