A united tyre value chain calls for immediate EU-wide end-of-waste criteria for recycled rubber
Executive Summary: Definition EoW & Main Benefits/ An EU-wide EoW-status addresses currently diverging national
regulations on waste streams. For rubber products and tyres a well-performing recycling market exists already.
Harmonization of EU rubber and End-of-Life-Tires (ELT) markets -in terms of EoW-status- would support innovative
recycling technologies and higher degrees of circularity in these sectors, by rectifying and preventing market
imperfections and creating a single recycling market. Therefore, it is a strong contribution to the overarching objectives
set in The European Green Deal to speed up the transition towards a circular economy and achieve climate neutrality by
2050, while supporting the release of the pressure on critical raw materials like natural rubber. High levels of experience
and knowledge across the tyre value chain and transparency of the ELT waste stream strongly support the creation of an
EU-wide EOW criteria for ELT and recycled rubber.
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