Recycled rubber infill material has a role to play in a Circular Economy
The European new Green Deal is in line with a vision for a Circular Economy that the tyre industry has been pioneering for decades. Europe, the largest net importer of natural resources in the world, loses 95% of the material value during the first use cycle. By using the resources we already have, we can decouple the European economy from the need of new resources. The recycling of tyres is recognized for its success with over 95% collection rate and a 62% material recovery rate. With regulatory and market imperfections addressed, this could be significantly increased. At the same time, the positive examples that exist need to be cared for.
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