RecyBEM in Europa

European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA)

RecyBEM is one of the ELT management organizations (End of Life Tyre) united under the European interest group for tyre and rubber manufacturers, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

Europe is becoming increasingly important. The Netherlands is increasingly being affected by legislation coming from Brussels. RecyBEM collaborates with the ETRMA and other ELT-companies in Europe. ETRMA activities focus on representation, co-ordination, communication, promotion and technical liaison on behalf of its members’ tyre and rubber industry interests. ETRMA will be involved in monitoring and assessing together with its members the institutional, legislative/regulatory, judicial, administrative and other developments in the European Union and other trade or regulatory bodies that may impact the members’ interests, at both international and national levels.

The European “Landfill” Directive

The European “Landfill” Directive (EC Directive 1999/31) was an important incentive for establishing systems within Europe for processing used tyres. Within Europe, there are three different systems for managing end of life tyres:

  • producer responsibility systems such as in the Netherlands
  • systems based on the free market
  • tax systems

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