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Recyclers' Talks #6: Revision of the ELV Directive - Challenges & Opportunities for the automotive value chain

A webinar series connecting the dots between EU decision-makers and recyclers to discuss the building blocks required to speed up the transition towards a more circular economy and achieve Europe's climate neutral agenda.

The revision of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive is a long-awaited revision and the excellent opportunity to adapt this piece of legislation to the overarching objectives of The European Green Deal and the New Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). In alignment with the CEAP, the revision of the ELV Directive shows a high level of ambition on mainly three pillars: Eco-design and connecting the dots with end-of-life treatment, including tackling loopholes to deal with vehicles in unknown whereabouts, and recycled content for certain materials, particularly for plastics.

Join Recyclers’ Talks #6 to discuss what is needed to tailor the ELV Directive to achieve a greater circularity in the automotive sector and a more sustainable value chain; and find out how different players can contribute to this goal.

Keynote Opening Interventions (14:00-14:20)

  • Paul Mayhew, General Manager, MBA Polymers, President of EuRIC EPRB
  • Christian Wimmer, Senior Expert, DG Environment, Waste management & Secondary Materials, European Commission

Panel Discussion with Q&A from the audience (14:20-15:50)

  • Amélie Sophie Salau, Environmental Policy Director, ACEA
  • Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General, EuRIC
  • Fanny Rateau, Programme Manager, ECOS
  • Sandra Tostar, Technical Specialist in Polymer Materials, Volvo Cars
  • Joost Schollaert, General Director, Galloo Plastics / Olivier Francois, Director for Development of the Galloo Group, Vice President of EuRIC 

Concluding remarks and policy recommendations (15:50-16:00)

  • Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General, EuRIC

The event will be moderated by Kira Taylor, @EURACTIV 



When & Where

15 November 2021

14:00 - 16:00 CET