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  • EuRIC – Advocating Recycling in Europe
  • EuRIC is the umbrella organisation for the recycling industries in Europe
  • Recycling saves natural resources and provides sustainable raw materials

EuRIC in a nutshell

Our business: Turning waste into new resources

EuRIC is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries. EuRIC brings together European and National recycling Associations from more than 19 EU and EFTA countries.

Our objective: Advocating recycling in Europe

The role of recycling is of paramount importance for the European economy, the environment and society. Recycling activities provide much needed jobs and investment while minimising environmental impacts. EuRIC advocates a smart regulatory framework fostering recycling across Europe and the competitiveness of the recycling industry.

Our Members represents on a European level:

  • 5,500 companies, including large companies and a vast number of SMEs, involved in the recycling and trade of various material streams and are thus key players in a circular economy;
  • More than 300,000 local jobs which cannot be outsourced outside Europe;
  • Million tonnes of a variety of materials recycled per year (metals, paper, plastics, glass and beyond);
  • An aggregated annual turnover of about 95 billion Euros.

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Latest position papers

By turning waste into secondary raw materials and reducing Europe’s dependency on primary materials, the recycling industry plays a vital role in the circular economy. In addition, recycling saves a substantial amount of CO2 and energy. Recycling is ...
The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC)* and the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA) represent the vast majority of technical plastics recyclers collecting, recycling and marketing recycled polymers from Waste Electric ...
LCA study demonstrates positive climate and environmental benefits of the recycling of end-of-life tyres for artificial turf pitches. Read more about EuRIC’s position by following the link below.
Tyres are complex products subject to strict standards to fulfill mobility and safety requirements. Proper treatment of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) is essential to recover valuable materials of which tyres are made, namely rubber, steel and textiles. A ...
More postion papers

Member and Partner Events

Monday, 31 August 2020
Saturday, 05 September 2020
It is time for a new, digital event. Therefore, eREC will take place from the 31st of August to the ...
Wednesday, 02 September 2020
Friday, 04 September 2020
1209 Geneva
IARC 2020 is the international platform for discussing the latest developments and challenges in au ...
Wednesday, 02 September 2020
Friday, 04 September 2020
1000 Brussels
The three day event will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 25 - 27 March 2020 at the NH C ...
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Madrid
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020
This year, prudence and consideration for the health and wellness of our team, our attendees, spons ...
More member and partner events

Contact us

EuRIC AISBL - BluePoint Brussels -
80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers -
B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 706 87 24 -
Email: euric@euric-aisbl.eu
Transparency register number: 764633015511-42

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