London – Secretary general of the UK-based Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), Peter Taylor OBE, has been elected vice president of the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) board, it was announced 30 April.
ETRA’s 9-member board oversees the development and execution of the association’s strategic priorities and focus areas.
An industry veteran with over 50 years of international experience in the tire industry, Taylor has specifically worked in the tire recycling sector for more than 20 years.
“My appointment to the board of ETRA reflects the need for a collaborative cross-border approach to pioneering sustainable solutions for the tire recovery sector,” said Taylor upon accepting the position.
The cooperation, said Taylor, should cover partners and stakeholders in the waste management stream, including the UK and EU governments, to deliver “a truly circular economy.”
A partner member of European Recycling Industry Confederation (EuRIC), the ETRA's objective is to ensure that recyclers’ concerns are taken into consideration in the development of EU legislation.
The association, according to a TRA release, “is currently working towards the point at which recycled tire materials may freely enter into the EU material stream, - without the onus of ‘waste management’ edicts.”
Prior to his current role at the TRA, Taylor was secretary general the Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) for 35 years.