EU Now Recovers More Tyres than US

15th June 2006 | 0 Comments
 

In a complete reversal of the situation a decade ago, the tyre recovery rate is now higher in many parts of the EU than in the USA, according to the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) Tyres committee. Bureau chairman, Barend Ten Bruggencate of The Netherlands told committee members meeting in Beijing that landfills had consumed 62 per cent of the EU’s scrap tyres as recently as 1994 and yet this figure had plummeted to 20 per cent by 2004 when some 3.213 million tonnes of used tyres were recovered across the 25 member states.

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