ETRMA contribution to the RAC/SEAC Opinion on Annex XV proposing restrictions on intentionally-added microplastics

02 September 2020

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association is committed to contribute to a sustainable and healthy environment and welcomes the Commission’s desire to address the issue of microplastic pollution.

This document is an overview of ETRMA’s responses to paragraphs: 4a, 4h, 5b, 5c, 7, 8 on page 6 of the RAC/SEAC Opinion, Annex XV proposing restrictions on intentionally added microplastics.

Rubber granules and rubber powders are made from the recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) and various other rubber goods. The proposed restriction, as explained in this document, impede the recycling of rubber and interfere with the industry ´s ability to move towards a circular economy.

Read here the full contribution and here its Annex.