The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) – the umbrella organization for European Recycling Industries – has been holding a series of webinars “Recyclers’ Talks” aimed at, among other important topics, end-of-life tire recycling and pyrolysis.

On October 5, 2021, EuRIC is holding another webinar called “End-of-Waste: Time to Move Forward”. Among other topics, the webinar will shed light of end-of-life tire management issues and practices, presented by the European Tire and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

In the event announcement, EuRIC writes that the European recyclers have been calling for harmonized end-of-waste for many waste streams for a long time. The new Circular Economy Action Plan expressly calls for “Creating a well-functioning EU market for secondary raw materials” and lists as a priority action, the evaluation of “EU-wide end-of-waste criteria for certain waste streams based on monitoring Member States’ application”.

EuRIC writes that behind this assessment lies the absolute need to go much faster in setting criteria at EU level, to define when waste ceases to be waste for priority streams. In order to invest in processes substituting extracted raw materials with raw materials from recycling, circular value chains need certainty.

This is all the more urgent that transitioning to a circular economy is a pre-requisite to Europe’s overarching goal of climate neutrality, embedded in the European Green Deal.

Join the discussion on what is needed to harmonize end-of-waste criteria.

Keynote Interventions (9h30 to 9h45)

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC

Panel Discussion and Q&A from the audience (9h45 to 10h45)

  • Peter WESSMAN, Legal Officer, DG Environment, Waste Management and Secondary Materials Unit, European Commission
  • Sebastien RICARD, Director for sustainable development & public affairs, PAPREC Group
  • Alex van GELDEREN, Advisor End-of-Life Tire Management, ETRMA
  • Sara STIERNSTRÖM, Product and Market Developer, EasyMining – Part of Ragn-Sells Group

Concluding remarks (10h45 to 11h00)

To attend the webinar, please proceed to EuRIC’s webinar registration form.