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COVID-19 and car dismantling- An update from EGARA

Henk Jan Nix, General Secretary at the European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations (EGARA) tells us of the effects the pandemic has had on the automotive recycling industry in Europe. It’s probably not a big surprise that this issue is about the Coronavirus....

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ELV review, the story continues…

While writing this the consultation has already ended. Of course we sent in our vision and desired solutions about EPR, funds, targets, implementation issues and other ideas. We hope everybody did, because even if we try to be one Europe, in different countries we...

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Review ELV Directive

Despite the fact that we are still under the spell of corona, some things (probably even many things) go on. The IARC was postponed again (to June 23 - 25, 2021), we still don’t know if the EGARA Fall Meeting will be in Brussels or online, but the process of the ELV...

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Article Consultation

Recently the consutation about the ELV Directive was closed, but it’s not over yet with giving comments on the Directive and making and explaining suggestions for improvement. We expect working groups of stakeholders will be formed and our opinions need to be repeated...

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Atypical fire of pressed car bodies

Adam Małyszko, President of FORS Association, who is at the same time the Managing Director and the majority shareholder of AMBIT, in which an atypical fire of pressed car bodies occurred on January 21, 2020, informs about the initial findings of the appointed...

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Workshop Review ELV Directive

Workshop Review ELV Directive As the Directive is already 20 years old, The EC has decided to evaluate the Directive on effectiveness, coherence, relevance and efficiency. We will put the presentation that was used during the workshop online on the EGARA website, but...

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The importance of being heard, again

Some time ago we pointed out that it’s important to make ourselves heard to the officials of the various governments. We talk about local government, national government, European Commission and al kinds of stakeholders. Since August 6th we have a big opportunity that...

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Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries for vehicle traction. One of the hottest topics in the automotive world, one with the most unofficial experts, the wildest stories and the least info to find. Li-ion batteries are rather new technology, but they find their way to our...

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The benefit of feedback

Recently EGARA invited her member associations to give feedback on the ELV Directive as the EC asked for this in an online questionnaire. These requests are often mentioned in the EU Transparancy register. Sometimes EGARA is invited via mail, we always check if the...

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III International Conference FORS Poland

As Polish Car Recyclers Association FORS we were honored to organize the III International Conference - Domestic and Worldwide Vehicles Recycling, which was entitled "Together Against The Black Economy” . The conference was held on October 2, 2018 in the Novotel...

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