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Call for Papers for IARC open until 15th March 2022

The Call for Papers for the International Automotive Recycling Congress 2022 (IARC 2022) is open until 15th March 2022.


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The IARC 2022 is taking place in Basel, Switzerland from July 5 – 7, 2022. The conference will focus on the impact on the industry of accelerating market growth and greener waste regulations, which are gathering speed and putting more pressure on many sectors of the auto recycling industry on an international scale.

The industry will be gathering once again to discuss the key topics they face, in particular for 2022: the perspective of the ELV Directive being merged with the Type Approval Directive; the impact on eco-design; the consequences for manufacturers and recyclers and extended producer responsibility schemes.

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From Automotive Manufacturing to Greener Materials Recycling

The recycling industry will feel the consequences of the shift being operated in auto manufacturers priorities. More recycled content requires a higher quality of recycled materials for all automotive applications. IARC will cover steel & metals, lithium batteries, plastic & compounds, power trains, cables, electric components, carbon, tyres and glass, as well as the reuse, repair, remanufacturing and repurposing of automotive parts and all related issues.

Join the conversation

Don’t miss out on the discussions and debates, view the newest technologies showcased by the biggest names in the automotive recycling industry, enjoy networking and meeting old and new friends.

For further information, please contact Jill Ledger on +41 62 785 10 00 or +33 680 11 22 49, or email

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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.