Robert Weibold is speaking at the World Recycling Convention organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) on October 15, 2020. Mr. Weibold will take part in the session “Tyres & Rubber” which will be devoted to breakthrough technology projects to drive circular economy in ELT Recycling.

Tyres & Rubber Committee eForum

A dynamic BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee eForum earlier this year, in June, covered topics as diverse as COVID’s impact on world tire manufacturing and tire recycling markets, latest tire collection and processing data, benefits and barriers relating to pyrolysis, developments surrounding end-of-waste, and another emerging threat to producers of crumb rubber infill.

A similarly animated and wide-ranging discussion is planned for the committee’s webinar on October 15, 2020, which will feature presentations and discussions around the following topics:

  1. The promising breakthrough project BlackCycle, a major European initiative for recycling end-of-life tires into new tires. Coordinated by the leading global tire manufacturer Michelin and uniting 7 industrial partners, 5 Research & Technological Organizations (RTOs) and an innovation cluster into a European consortium in 5 countries, the BlackCycle project aims to enable a massive circular economy of tires by designing world-first processes to produce new tires from end-of-life tires (ELTs). As early as 5-6 years into the project, close to 1 out of every 2 European End-of-Life tires will be incorporated as secondary raw material into the production of new tires thanks to this unprecedentedly ambitious project!
  2. Shortage of ELT feedstock in Southern Europe, low demand for tire granules and forecast for the next few years in view of the development of projects like BlackCycle and tire granules infill ban.

Together with Mr. Weibold, three speakers will participate in BIR’s Tyres & Rubber Committee eForum:

  • Max Craipeau, Chairman at BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee and Greencore Resources Limited (China)
  • Martin von Wolfersdorff, Principal advisor at Wolfersdorff Consulting (Germany)
  • Michaël Cogne, BlackCycle Research Programme Manager at Michelin (France)

To learn more about the agenda of BIR’s World Recycling Convention, see speakers of other sections and purchase a ticket, please navigate to the event’s website.

About BIR

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) positions itself as the only global recycling industry association representing around 800 companies and 35 affiliated national recycling federations from 70 different countries. Its members are world leaders in the supply of raw materials and a key pillar for sustainable economic development.

Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 760 member companies from the private sector and 36 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.

The Bureau of International Recycling promotes materials recycling and facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy.

To learn more about BIR, please navigate to BIR's website.