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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 ...
Today, Ursula von der LEYEN, President of the European Commission, delivered a landmark speech on the State of the Union 2020. The European Recycling Industry renews its support to the European Commission in making the European Green Deal, Europe’s ...
The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) and the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) are urging Kenyan trade and health officials to quickly finalize guidelines for the safe handling of secondhand clothing ( ...
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 ...
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Member and Partner Events

Tuesday, 03 November 2020
Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Despite the exceptional disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Polyolefins markets mus ...
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Friday, 20 November 2020
8700 Leoben
The Recy & DepoTech has become the biggest waste management and recycling conference in Austria, wi ...
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Friday, 22 January 2021
5020 Salzburg
IERC 2021 is the leading event of “CIRCULAR ECONOMY of ELECTRONICS”. It brings together more than 5 ...
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Merken Sie sich heute schon den Termin für den Internationalen Altpapiertag des bvse-Fachverbandes ...
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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