The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) will host the event "Tyre recycling: making the wheel go round" in Brussels on April 18, 2023.

Currently, 95% of the end-of-life tyres (ELT) in the EU are collected and treated thanks to the development of good management systems for waste tyres, mainly dominated by EPR schemes, and investments in recycling. However, over the last two decades, policies focusing on enhancing the circularity of raw materials from ELT (i.e., rubber, steel, textiles and carbon black) have been scarce. As the recycling markets for rubber are increasingly challenged by a siege of regulatory initiatives, there is a lot of uncertainty on the horizon for tyre recyclers, which hampers innovation and investment. A regulatory framework is also needed to promote the circularity of the materials contained in tyres and to develop sustainable applications. Such an approach will foster the environmental benefits of recycling and minimise reliance on natural resources.

In this context, EuRIC will gather representatives from the whole tyre value chain, from tyre manufacturers to tyre recyclers, including NGOs and policymakers to discuss:

  • The state-of-play of tyre recycling
  • European policies impacting the Circular Economy of tyres
  • Key drivers to develop end-markets for tyre-derived materials
  • The role of different technologies in achieving tyre circularity

Among the confirmed conference speakers will be Robert Weibold – the founder and managing director of Weibold, consulting company focused on tire recycling and pyrolysis.

Meet Robert during Session 4 where he will participate in a panel discussing the “Key Drivers for ELT end-markets”.

Click here to download the latest version of the agenda.

Join the 8th edition of EuRIC’s Recycler Talks series fully dedicated to tyre recycling in order to discuss with top-level policy-makers and experts how to boost the circularity of tyres alongside the value chain.

You can avail of the early bird registration fee by visiting EuRIC’s website.