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Agencies Involved with Spanish ELT Sign a Code of Best Practice

Greater efficiency in protecting the environment, promoting the circular economy and promoting balanced and loyal relations between all operators in the sector are the main objectives of the code of best practice.

Adine, Cetraa, Conepa, the Spanish Recovery and Recycling Federation, Ganvam, Open, SIGNUS and TNU signed at the headquarters of the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge a document in which the relationship is reflected among all the agents involved in the collection and management of end-of-life tyres, which is entitled: “Code of Good Practices for the Management of End-of-Life Tyres”.

With the signing of this document, article 12.3 of Royal Decree 731/2020 is fulfilled, which includes the need to formalise a ‘Voluntary Code of Good Practices for the Management of End-of-Life Tyres‘, which promotes balanced and loyal relations among all the operators involved in this waste stream and contribute to the use of best practices in the development of these relationships.

With the application of this Code of Best Practice, it is also intended to promote a better development of the circular economy in this sector by establishing, from the moment the waste is generated, measures related to the correct storage of end-of-life tyres at generation points, and their subsequent delivery to an authorised manager for valuation. Undoubtedly, this agreement will achieve better results in tyre management, and a correct development of relations between the different agents involved in the waste management chain.

The General Deputy Director of Circular Economy Ms. Margarita Ruíz Saiz-Aja, highlighted the willingness and will to reach consensus and agree on this Code of Best Practice included in the development of RD 731/2020.

Each of the signatory entities will make the content of this Code of Best Practice known through their own channels in the coming days, in order to achieve the widest possible dissemination of it.