- Dec 06, 2019-

BRUSSELS — Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe were collected and used in 2017 for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA).

This compares with recent annual findings of a recycling-recovery rate of 93% to 95% in Europe, the ETRMA said.

The ETRMA consolidated data from 32 nations
— including the European Union, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey — to reach the 92% figure, it said. The remaining 8% of tires could not be tracked down, it said.