• Recyclers' Talks
    End-of-Waste: Time to move forward

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    Recyclers' Talks
    End-of-Waste: Time to move forward

    End-of-Waste: Time to move forward

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  • EuRIC: Connecting the dots between recyclers and European policy makers

    Europe's recycling industry is a key driver of circular economy and climate neutrality.

    EuRIC: Connecting the dots between recyclers and European policy makers

    Europe's recycling industry is a key driver of circular economy and climate neutrality.

  • Using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86%, water use by 40%, and water pollution by 76%.

    *EuRIC Metal Recycling Factsheet

    Using recycled steel to make new steel reduces air pollution by 86%, water use by 40%, and water pollution by 76%.

    *EuRIC Metal Recycling Factsheet

  • ELVs are an important waste stream in terms of volumes & embedded materials. Driving circularity of ELVs is key to give cars a second life!

    ELVs are an important waste stream in terms of volumes & embedded materials. Driving circularity of ELVs is key to give cars a second life!

  • Non-ferrous metals are critical to a green transition. State of the art recycling & well-functioning markets are essential to sustain Europe’s growing demand for metals.

    Non-ferrous metals are critical to a green transition. State of the art recycling & well-functioning markets are essential to sustain Europe’s growing demand for metals.

  • WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Proper treatment of end-of-life electronics & electrical appliances is key to drive sustainability.

    WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Proper treatment of end-of-life electronics & electrical appliances is key to drive sustainability.

  • Europe is the paper recycling champion with a recycling rate of 72% in 2019 compared to a world average of 59.3%.

    *EPRC Monitoring Report 2019

    Europe is the paper recycling champion with a recycling rate of 72% in 2019 compared to a world average of 59.3%.

    *EPRC Monitoring Report 2019

  • In Europe only 30% of the total plastic waste generated is recycled*. Boosting plastics recycling is key to keep reducing plastic pollution and to combat global warming.

    *European Parliament, December 2018

    In Europe only 30% of the total plastic waste generated is recycled. Boosting plastics recycling is key to keep reducing plastic pollution and to combat global warming.

    *European Parliament, December 2018

  • Making textiles more sustainable: the re-use and recycling industry is a key partner to improve textiles’ circularity.

    Making textiles more sustainable: the re-use and recycling industry is a key partner to improve textiles’ circularity.

  • Mechanical tyre recycling is both resource efficient and environmentally respectful. The recovery of valuable materials from ELT contributes to reduce the dependency on natural resources (incl. critical raw materials such as rubber) while saving significant amounts of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    *EuRIC Mechanical Tyre Recycling Factsheet

    Mechanical tyre recycling is both resource efficient and environmentally respectful. The recovery of valuable materials from ELT contributes to reduce the dependency on natural resources (incl. critical raw materials such as rubber) while saving significant amounts of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

    *EuRIC Mechanical Tyre Recycling Factsheet

EuRIC in a nutshell

Our business: Turning waste into new resources

EuRIC is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries at EU level. EuRIC, through its various Branches covering the vast majority of waste streams, brings together National Recycling / Resource Management Federations and Companies in lieu from more than 23 European countries active locally and globally.

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 generating an aggregated annual turnover of about 95 billion €, including large companies and SMEs, involved in the recycling and trade of various resource streams;
  • More than 300,000 local jobs which cannot be outsourced to non-EU countries;
  • Million tons of waste recycled per year (metals, paper, glass, plastics, WEEE, ELVs, tyres, textiles and beyond).

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Latest position papers

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) strongly welcomes the call made by Plastics Europe for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging of 30% by 2030, and looks forward to working with the entire packaging valu ...
Textiles and clothing are essential to our everyday life. Over the last two decades, the clothing consumption has more than doubled, leading to a drastic increase of discarded textiles. The EU-wide obligation to separately collect textiles by 2025 w ...
A variety of associations involved in the used clothing trade around the world have joined forces to dispel myths about the industry. The truth is that the used clothing industry is gaining momentum with tremendous environmental, social, and economi ...
The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), thanks the European Commission and Eunomia for the informative and often detailed series of workshops to support the measures created within the Impact Assessment for the revision of the Pack ...
More postion papers

Member and Partner Events

Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Thursday, 23 September 2021
We are pleased to invite you to the event Lesson learned from KET4F-Gas, the first European Project ...
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Coventry
The Complete Auto Recycling Show is Europe’s largest event for the end of life vehicle recycling an ...
Monday, 04 October 2021
Saturday, 09 October 2021
The Virtual Experience: Get Ready for the Next Round The Expo and Conference eREC proves to be a va ...
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Friday, 29 October 2021
47921 Rimini RN
Ecomondo the reference event in Europe for the ecological transition and the new models of circular ...
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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