• Revision of the ELV Directive
    Challenges and Opportunities for the ELV value chain

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    Revision of the ELV Directive
    Challenges and Opportunities for the ELV value chain

    Revision of the ELV Directive

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  • EuRIC: Connecting the dots between recyclers and European policy makers

    Europe's recycling industry is a key driver of circular economy and climate neutrality.

    EuRIC: Connecting the dots between recyclers and European policy makers

    Europe's recycling industry is a key driver of circular economy and climate neutrality.

  • Using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86%, water use by 40%, and water pollution by 76%.

    *EuRIC Metal Recycling Factsheet

    Using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86%, water use by 40%, and water pollution by 76%.

    *EuRIC Metal Recycling Factsheet

  • ELVs are an important waste stream in terms of volumes & embedded materials. Driving circularity of ELVs is key to give cars a second life!

    ELVs are an important waste stream in terms of volumes & embedded materials. Driving circularity of ELVs is key to give cars a second life!

  • Non-ferrous metals are critical to a green transition. State of the art recycling & well-functioning markets are essential to sustain Europe’s growing demand for metals.

    Non-ferrous metals are critical to a green transition. State of the art recycling & well-functioning markets are essential to sustain Europe’s growing demand for metals.

  • WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Proper treatment of end-of-life electronics & electrical appliances is key to drive sustainability.

    WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Proper treatment of end-of-life electronics & electrical appliances is key to drive sustainability.

  • Europe is the paper recycling champion with a recycling rate of 72% in 2019 compared to a world average of 59.3%.

    *EPRC Monitoring Report 2019

    Europe is the paper recycling champion with a recycling rate of 72% in 2019 compared to a world average of 59.3%.

    *EPRC Monitoring Report 2019

  • In Europe only 30% of the total plastic waste generated is recycled*. Boosting plastics recycling is key to keep reducing plastic pollution and to combat global warming.

    *European Parliament, December 2018

    In Europe only 30% of the total plastic waste generated is recycled. Boosting plastics recycling is key to keep reducing plastic pollution and to combat global warming.

    *European Parliament, December 2018

  • Making textiles more sustainable: the re-use and recycling industry is a key partner to improve textiles’ circularity.

    Making textiles more sustainable: the re-use and recycling industry is a key partner to improve textiles’ circularity.

  • Mechanical tyre recycling is both resource efficient and environmentally respectful. The recovery of valuable materials from ELT contributes to reduce the dependency on natural resources (incl. critical raw materials such as rubber) while saving significant amounts of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    *EuRIC Mechanical Tyre Recycling Factsheet

    Mechanical tyre recycling is both resource efficient and environmentally respectful. The recovery of valuable materials from ELT contributes to reduce the dependency on natural resources (incl. critical raw materials such as rubber) while saving significant amounts of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    *EuRIC Mechanical Tyre Recycling Factsheet

EuRIC in a nutshell

Our business: Turning waste into new resources

EuRIC is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries at EU level. EuRIC, through its various Branches covering the vast majority of waste streams, brings together National Recycling / Resource Management Federations and Companies in lieu from more than 23 European countries active locally and globally.

Our objective: Advocating recycling in Europe

The role of recycling is of paramount importance for the European economy, the environment and society. Recycling activities provide much needed jobs and investment while minimising environmental impacts. EuRIC advocates a smart regulatory framework fostering recycling across Europe and the competitiveness of the recycling industry.

Our Members represents on a European level:

  • 5,500+ companies generating an aggregated annual turnover of about 95 billion €, including large companies and SMEs, involved in the recycling and trade of various resource streams;
  • More than 300,000 local jobs which cannot be outsourced to non-EU countries;
  • Million tons of waste recycled per year (metals, paper, glass, plastics, WEEE, ELVs, tyres, textiles and beyond).

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Latest position papers

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) welcomes the Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of EU legislation on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) and its main objective to transition ...
The Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) is a key piece of legislation in the move towards circular value chains. Burdensome procedures and lack of harmonisation rooted in the current regulation give an edge to linear value-chains, instead of boosting wa ...
Improving the design of products is a pre-condition to transition towards a circular economy. As it has already been highlighted in the report released by the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) named “Top 5 Priorities of the Recycl ...
ETRMA and EuRIC are committed to support the European Commission in developing EU harmonized End of Waste (EoW) criteria. The rubber supply chain is ready for the next step in the advancement and uptake of the recycling of ELT-derived Rubber. This w ...
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Email: euric@euric-aisbl.eu
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