ETRMA: Used-tire figures improve but concerns remain

ETRMA ELT PIECHART 1Brussels – New national collection schemes and increased production of rubber granulate have driven up the recycling of end of life tires (ELTs) in Europe, according to the European Tire and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

Figures issued 2 May by ETRMA show that, in 2016, 94% of all used tires were collected and treated across 32 countries – the EU28, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

Of these tires, around 1.9 million tonnes went for material…

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