PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN ELVS MANAGEMENT IN SPAIN. 1. BEST PRACTICES ON ELVs MANAGEMENT Valencia 12-13 June. Legal framework. ON OCTOBER 2000 DIRECTIVE 2000/53/CE IS PUBLISHED ON THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EU (SEVERAL DECISSIONS MODIFIED ANNEX II AFTERWARDS)
BEST PRACTICES ON ELVs MANAGEMENT Valencia 12-13 June
All brands have chosen to assume directly their responsibility with a sufficient ATFs network, offering to sign the same contract to all ATFs authorized by the autonomous regions
The contract was negotiated in SIGRAUTO and once decided the model, the marks empowered SIGRAUTO for signing it in his name with any interested ATF
SIGRAUTO helps its members to comply with their responsibilities on the ELV management in the most efficient way possible. With that aim SIGRAUTO has achieved the following objectives:
425 CONTRACTED ATFs
17 CONTRACTED SHREDDERS
>85% OF TOTAL ELVs TREATED
The contracted network has enough capacity for treating all ELVs has complete coverage all over the country and we can affirm that the network is at first technical level in a worldwide basis.
A Regional Government’s responsibility
NON METALLIC CONTENT IN REUSE
NON FERROUS METALS
THE ACTUAL LEVELS ARE
WITH MORE THAN THE 80% FOR REUSE AND RECYCLING
THE TARGETS FOR 2015 ARE TOO AMBITIOUS
RECOVER = 95%
LANDFILL LIMIT = 5%
WITH A MINIMUM 85%
FOR REUSE AND RECYCLING
ON JANUARY 2007 FER AND SIGRAUTO SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SPANISH CEMENT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (OFICEMEN) WITH THE SCOPE OF ANALYSING ON AN INDUSTRIAL BASIS THE UTILISATION OF SHREDDER RESIDUES AS ALTERNATIVE FUEL IN CEMENT KILNS
ARE THE ANSWERS VALID ALSO FOR THE PARTS GENERATED AT REPAIRING SHOPS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A REPAIRING OR MAINTAINANCE OPERATION?
NO, these parts must be reprocessed or remanufactured by someone that has responsibility on the reselling of that part.
IS SIGRAUTO’S SOLUTION VALID?
PERSONALLY I AM COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF OUR NETWORK AND CONVINCED THATA OUR SECTOR HAS OPTED FOR THE BEST SOLUTION FOR ALL THE SOCIETY
THE CONCLUSION IS THAT
THE TARGETS MUST BE MANTAINED
BECAUSE THEY GENERATE BENEFITS BOTH ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL.
THE COMMISSION WILL PROMOTE ECO-INNOVATION IN THE SECTOR MAINLY IN INNOVATIVE SHREDDINGTECHNOLOGIES AND PLASTIC RECYCLING
ARE THE PANACEA?
Royal Decree 1481/2001 establishes that from July 16th 2006 used tyres cannot be landfill not even shredded so tyres replaced are repairing shops and the ones coming from ELVs need to be send to recovery processes.
Today this is solved for both streams of tyres but as shown in the pictures SIGRAUTO keeps working in order to find new solutions for the tyres generated by ELVs in order to make more profitable and simple their recovery.
GLASS RECOVERY PROJECT
Even if in this moment the Commission is thinking in eliminating the mandatory separation of glass at the depollution step if there are post-shredding separation processes, SIGRAUTO carried out a project analyzing and measuring the real costs of processing a kg of non metallic materials through the whole treatment chain in order to see if it was possible for shredders to promote glass separation at ATF compensating the costs of extracting and storing the glass with part of the benefits they obtain.