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

Adam Hewitt
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One week to go … CARS 2018!

With just one week until CARS MRE opens its doors. ATF Professional takes a closer look at some of the key conference sessions that you will not want to miss over the course of the two days.


In the CARS theatre on day one, there will be a global conversation on ‘The Future of Dismantling’ headlined by Artemis Hatzi Hull, DG Environment for end of life vehicles and batteries at the EU Commission. Ms Hatzi-Hull will look at the future of the ELV directive providing an interesting dialogue against the backdrop of Brexit and shifting international markets. 

The session will also see presentations from Janet Kes of Dutch Dismantler ARN, who will discuss vehicle recycling in the Netherlands, looking at post shredder technology and dismantling and recycling of EV batteries, Chad Counselman of US operator, Counselman Autos and Peter Taylor, chief executive of the Tyre Recovery Association.

Crossing sectors into the MRE theatre, market forces and what the future holds for the industry is on the agenda. Chaired by Robert Fell, chief executive of the BMRA, the session includes contributions from the Bureau of International Recycling on international markets, the London Metal Exchange discussing the wider market and The Environment Agency looking at the environmental challenges of metal recycling.

Speaking ahead of the show, Malcolm Lythgo, head of waste regulation at the Environment Agency gave this short preview, ‘Performance of the metal recycling sector in managing its impact on the environment has improved over the last few years, but as ever there is more to do. To continue this improvement we are looking at the types and causes of incidents and identifying the common non compliances. The sector also faces a number of current and future external challenges, that we need to understand and work together with trade associations, operators and waste producers to tackle them’.

Mr Lythgo will also chair a session looking at the wider positive impacts of metal recycling. With contributions from the BMRA, The World Land Trust and the Green Alliance they will present the environmental benefits and also look at creating stable secondary UK markets.

Other highlights include presentations from eBay, which you can find a more detailed summary here (SEE ATF ARTICLE) and tips for online business from SEO & Social experts Pelican Communications and Hot House Digital [See ATF Pro Article]. 

With a range of activities taking place across the two days, you’ll likely want to plan your visit to make the most of your time at the show. Take a look at the timeline here to see some of the highlights across the two days. 

ATF Pro are located on stand E12 – Come and say hello, we look forward to seeing you there!

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