ELVs and Tyres Monday 21 October 2019
17 September 2019

UK misses ELV targets despite rate increase

EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data ...


With the latest news and past articles about the end of life vehicle recycling sector and tyre recycling, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


12 August 2019

EU opens ELV directive review


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its current end-of-life (ELV) vehicle legislation. It is asking for feedback on Directive 2000/53/EC which manages the impact ELVs can have upon the environment and ...

30 April 2019

MBA Polymers acquires automotive plastics recycler


Plastics reprocessor MBA Polymers UK has today (30 April) announced the acquisition of Dover-based automotive plastics recycler, PPR Wipag. Formed in 1995, PPR Wipag specialises in the processing of post-industrial plastics from ...

28 January 2019

Recycling Lives suffers fire at Preston ELV site


Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire at a vehicle recycling yard operated by Recycling Lives in Preston during the early hours of Sunday morning (27 January). Crews from ...

17 January 2019

ELV permit failure leads to penalty for Nottingham man


A 64-year-old man who admitted to illegally depolluting and dismantling end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) at a site in Nottingham has been ordered to pay more than £13,000 and handed a four-month curfew. Tony Haywood of Waterford ...

16 January 2019

ELV recycling and recovery target missed after rate drop


EXCLUSIVE: The UK saw a drop of 4.7% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2016, meaning it missed the statutory 95% EU target for the year. The latest data published by the EU statistics agency Eurostat...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’


A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

7 December 2018

Waste sector offers ‘great potential’ to reduce emissions


Research conducted by Veolia and Imperial College has projected that the UK waste and resource sector could save over 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions between the years 2023 – 2032. But, according to ...

29 November 2018

‘Disappointment’ over waste crime measures


Two trade associations have expressed disappointment over Defra’s proposed actions on waste crime, announced this week. The actions come after Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) consulted on a ...

3 September 2018

EA in fire warning to car recycling site operators


Operators of car recycling facilities have been specifically warned by the Environment Agency about the need to have fire prevention plans (FPPs) in place and to take extra care because of the generally dry weather. However, ...

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