Germany’s ZARE says that reports of illegal waste tyre disposals are not decreasing despite ongoing pressure to recycle
In light of the continuing illegal dumping of tyres, ZARE states that it is important to highlight the situation and make politicians aware of the size of the problem. This is the only way that the legal situation can change so that the export of used tyres is more strictly regulated and monitored.
Large quantities of used tyres are produced every year, especially in commercial vehicles, which remain in the circular economy with the help of professional disposal. ZARE will inform the industry, politicians and the public about the many possibilities this autumn at the NUFAM in Karlsruhe.
As the result of an approach to the European Union by ZARE, the organisation received a statement from EU head of department Mattia Pellegrini at the end of July. The EU Commission Directorate B Circular Economy responded to a letter from ZARE on the topic of exporting used tyres from the EU. In his answer, Pellegrini explains that a new regulation is to be adopted by the European Parliament in the near future, which “will further tighten the conditions under which waste, including used tyres, could be exported to countries outside the EU in the future”.
The EU is required, under the Basel Convention, at a global level to pay special attention to end-of-life tyres. The ZARE initiative wants to further develop contacts with the EU Commission and remain in dialogue in order to advance efforts to end illegal exports of used tires.
ZARE at the NUFAM in Karlsruhe
From September 21st to 24th the NUFAM will take place at the exhibition centre in Karlsruhe. The leading trade fair for the commercial vehicle industry in Germany and Europe offers a diverse overview of the broad portfolio of the industry. ZARE will be in the dm-arena hall at stand C 400. The ZARE initiative is present there alongside the AZuR network every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m