The three-day event will take place from Wednesday through to Friday 20 - 22 October 2021 at the NH Collection Hotel, Grand Sablon, Brussels. The Conference is the culmination of a year-long series of ETRA-led and supported activities and events that focused on market development and expansion for a broad array of recycled tire materials, products, and applications.
The Plenary Sessions on Thursday will focus on issues confronting recyclers in 2020/2021 and beyond – including the changing roles of recyclers, ECHA findings re SBR and micro-plastics, the Basel Convention, and the impact of exports from the EU. The afternoon will focus on the role of GPP in expanding Municipal and commercial use of RTMs in construction, transport infrastructure, and maintenance for road, rail, tram, and sea as well new opportunities in the automotive and consumer products sectors. Friday Plenaries will focus on New markets for Innovative Materials, Applications, and Technologies. The afternoon will explore Pyrolysis as it moves into an array of traditional markets. The final session will identify opportunities to develop strategies to make tire recycling a key contributor to the Circular Economy after 2020.