Corofin dismantlers part of new scheme

Corofin dismantlers part of new scheme

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Elena Wrelton, ELV Environmental Services, Minister Denis Naughten and Fiacra Quinn, CEO ELV Environmental Services

A Corofin car dismantling company has joined a new scheme aimed at improving the reuse of parts from scrapped cars.

Around 90,000 vehicles are scrapped annually in Ireland. ELVES is a new compliance scheme set up by vehicle manufacturers to improve the recycling of scrap vehicles was launched by Minister Denis Naughten recently.

ELVES aim is to improve the reuse of parts and recycling of ELVs in order to help Ireland meet national targets.

The scheme enables people to easily hand over their vehicles free of charge to Authorised Treatment Facilities for reuse and recovery.

Since 2015, 95% of the vehicle must be reused, recycled or recovered, with a minimum of 85% from reuse (components) or recycling.

More recycling facilities are being added to the network on a progressive basis. People can visit www.elves.ie to find out about recycling ATFs in their locality.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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