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

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ICM AG – ready to welcome you to IARC 2021

ICM AG, organisers of the 20th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) confirm that most restrictions on travel and meetings in Switzerland have been lifted from 1st June.


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ICM AG welcome you to the 20th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) from June 23 – 25, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland

The ICM Team said:

“We are happy to inform you about the lifting of most of the restrictions on travel and meetings in Switzerland from 1st June.

This means that IARC 2021 is confirmed and we can welcome all of you back!

Travel to Switzerland will be allowed from all countries around the world. No quarantine will be required for fully vaccinated travellers, or for those with a negative PCR test and the ICM registration documents.

Please now confirm your travel arrangements and ensure you have reserved your hotel room on the ICM site to get the preferential rate.

It is time for this industry to meet again and IARC has all the ingredients for a successful conference: the content you need to keep abreast of industry developments, the contacts your need for your business, the fantastic atmosphere and great food and drinks that are the hallmark of all ICM conferences. Check out the latest brochure from the button below to learn more about the congress.

If you have not registered yet, register today.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva!”

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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.