Essential information for end of life vehicle dismantling, depollution and recycling

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Have you contributed to the open public consultation on the review of the ELV Directive yet?

Stakeholders are reminded that there is still time to contribute to the open public consultation on the review of the Directive on the end-of-life vehicles.

 

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The open public consultation will be open for two groups of stakeholders – citizens with a general interest in the area of end-of-life vehicles, and stakeholders (economic operators, NGOs, public administrations….) who have specific knowledge and/or interest in end-of-life vehicles.

The purpose of the consultation                         

The Commission completed an evaluation of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles in 2021[1]. It identified various shortcomings of the ELV Directive. Following up on the evaluation, the European Commission is now working on an impact assessment in support of a possible revision of the ELV Directive. In view of the links between the ELV Directive and the “3R type-approval” Directive 2005/64/EC, a joint review of both Directives will be carried out.

In a letter to stakeholders, the ELV Team said:

“Your contribution is very important for the upcoming steps in reviewing the EU rules on the ELVs. Therefore, we encourage you to participate in the consultation process and to share this information with your counterparts.”

Stakeholders are welcome to contribute to the consultation process by filling in the questionnaire here by midnight on the 26th of October.

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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.