• 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

  • 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 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

European recyclers warn of major incoherencies that remain after the ENVI report on the Waste Shipment Regulation was adopted on 1 December. While the report alleviates some of the administrative burdens that impede trade of recycled materials ...
The proposed Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) sets a robust framework to boost packaging recycling. However, European recyclers warn that the phasing out of non-recyclable packaging must be dramatically accelerated if the EU is to ...
The procedures for the export of recycled materials still classified as waste laid down in the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) are burdensome, costly, and time-consuming. European recyclers are therefore in favour of an ambitious revision of the ...
European recyclers are urging European and national policymakers to exercise greater scrutiny before establishing new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Schemes. ­Often portrayed as a silver bullet to improve waste management, EPR Schemes have ...
More postion papers

Member and Partner Events

Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Friday, 20 January 2023
5020, Salzburg
IERC 2023 (Jan. 18 – 20, Salzburg) is the leading event in the Circular Economy Electronics world. ...
Thursday, 08 June 2023
Wednesday, 14 June 2023
20017 Rho MI
The world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA 2023 will be ...
More member and partner events

Contact us

EuRIC AISBL - BluePoint Brussels -
80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers -
B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 485 97 08 71 -
Email: euric@euric-aisbl.eu
Transparency register number: 764633015511-42

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