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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Waste Package

The Waste Package was published in June and has the focus of all that are involved in ELV processing. Some topics are about electrics in vehicles and splitting up waste from ELV’s to other Directives than the ELV Directive or about future technical and legal...

ELV review will assess electrical parts in cars

VIDEO REPORT: The process of reviewing the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive before the EU Commission is now getting underway. On the agenda will be how to classify the increasing amount of electrical products in cars, either under the WEEE directive (waste...

EGARA visits officials Brussels

This last May, EGARA managed to make some appointments in Brussels with important officials/stakeholders in order to discuss our business and goals. We spoke with MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, we spoke with Helena Taimisto, political assistant of MEP Merja Kyllönen, with...

Consultation on Waste shipment regulation

The EC announced a consultation on the evaluation of the Waste Shipment Evaluation (WSR). The Regulation No 1418/2007 is also taken into account. How does waste legislation affect car dismantling? Because in some cases our parts are considered waste which means...