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Recyclers' Talks #4: Boosting Tyre Recycling - Essential to the European Green Deal

A webinar series connecting the dots between EU decision-makers and recyclers to discuss the building blocks required to speed up the transition towards a more circular economy and achieve Europe's climate neutral agenda.

Going the extra-mile on the road of climate neutral and circular economy is a must to achieve the targets set by the European Green Deal and tyre recycling has a key role in this regard. Tyres are complex-products made from the very best quality raw materials, such as rubber, steel and textile fibres. Recyclers have invested heavily to recover more materials from end-of-life tyres (ELT) while creating non-outsourceable jobs and contributing to environmental sustainability. Yet, in the European Union, the margin for improvement remains significant to boost tyre recycling.

Join Recyclers’ Talks #4 to discuss what is needed to achieve more circularity in tyres and a more sustainable value chain; and find out how different players in the tyre value chain can contribute to this goal.

Keynote Opening Interventions (14h30 – 14h50)

  • Poul STEEN RASMUSSEN, President of EuRIC MTR, Group CEO, Genan – Opening Words
  • Enrique GARCIA JOHN, Policy Officer, European Commission

Panel Discussion with Q&A from the audience (14h50 – 16h40)  

  • Alex VAN GELDEREN, Advisor ELT management and Fazilet CINARALP, Secretary General, The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA)
  • Lars RAAHAUGE, External Consultant, Environment & Business Development, Genan
  • Alastair COX, Technical Director, EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC)
  • Élise VITALI, Policy Officer for chemicals, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  • Sonia MEGERT MARSHALL, COO, Tyre Recycling Solutions (TRS)

Concluding remarks and policy recommendations (16h40 – 16h45)

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC

The event will be moderated by Kira TAYLOR, Journalist @EURACTIV



When & Where

16 June 2021

14:30 - 16:45 CEST