End of Waste Workshop for end of life tyres in the context of the Circular Economy

27 February 2020

Brussels, 25 February 2020 – ETRMA together with its End of Life Tyre (ELT) Forum organised a Workshop to exchange ideas on the end of life tyres derived materials and the regulatory framework that could improve quality, market uptake as well as establish an internal market for such materials.
To this end, ETRMA’s Advisor for End of Life Tyres Management Support, Mr Jose Maria Bermejo presented the proposal of the industry to overcome the current obstacles and promote the use of secondary raw materials from tyres.
Mr Enrique García-John, from DG Environment of the European Commission, presented the current regulatory framework and the opportunities deriving from Green Deal and the Circular Economy Strategy.
Mrs Inês Mateus, Head of Division Waste Department, brought the experience and priorities of the Portuguese Environment Agency, underlining the need for End of Waste Criteria for tyres – which are already implemented in her country.
An interesting discussion ensued with interventions from several ETRMA Members and ELT Management Companies.
Work needs to continue:
…for a functioning internal market
…for safe and high quality secondary raw materials
…to ensure market uptake for these materials.