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IARC 2020 – Early bird rate available

Early bird rate is available for those who register before 15th July for IARC, the leading international congress for automotive recycling


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International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2020, due to take place on 2nd to 4th September is the international platform for discussing the latest developments and challenges in automobile recycling, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Geneva this year. 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how the market has changed since the last meeting and to network again with more than 250 decision-makers in the ELV recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators, policymakers and many more.

 Come to hear 

  • An update on new automotive technologies and their impact on recycling
  • Discussions on the benefits of the circular economy for car manufacturers and recyclers 
  • Presentations on reuse & recycling of electrical and electronic components of ELVs 
  • How to recycle new materials used in future cars including the safe recycling of automotive lithium-ion batteries and many other key issues
  • Presentations given by leading industry experts 

Come to experience

  • Two corporate tours to Thévenaz-Leduc SA in Ecublens-Lausanne and MTB Recycling in Trept, France 
  • A top-class trade exhibition accompanying the conference
  • Key automotive partners Toyota AG and TESLA displaying cars
  • Plenty of networking opportunities, including a networking dinner held on the first evening of the conference, an ICM trademark.

Information about the IARC 2020 including the program and registration is available on the ICM website


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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.