ETRA tyre recycling conference to address “deep need for change”

Those wishing to submit papers for the European Tyre Recycling Association’s 22nd Annual European Tyre Recycling Conference have five days left – the ETRA has set 15 December 2014 as the deadline for its first call for papers. The association urges “anyone serious about developing a tyre recycling project” not to miss out on next year’s event.

The ETRA views Europe’s tyre recycling industry as being “in a state of flux” and says there is “a deep need for change in the way we deal with end of life tyres.” The Annual European Tyre Recycling Conference, which takes place in Brussels between 25 and 27 March 2015, is billed as an event that offers the recycling sector an opportunity to come together to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The 2015 conference will, reports the ETRA, discuss the issues surrounding the ongoing availability of tyres for recycling. “Speakers will challenge the export of end of life tyres, they will question the way in which the industry is managed across Europe and how that impacts upon availability and the incentive to invest and develop new technologies.”

The ETRA says delegates will hear about the latest developments in research and markets across Europe, and particular attention will be paid to the use of end of life tyre related materials. Additionally, a Pyrolysis panel will look at how the pyrolysis industry is tackling the challenges of pyrolysing tyres in a modern European or North American environment. This is a sector that promises high returns to those who manage to control the input and the output to obtain consistent standards within the environmental constraints set out in European and National environmental laws.

“Overall, this is a conference where highly focussed representatives of the rubber recycling sector can network with their peers from across the global industry, exchanging ideas and opportunities,” comments the ETRA.

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