Brussels — The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers` Association (ETRMA) has changed the way in which its statistics pertaining to End-of-Life tyres (ELT) for 2013 were reported. For the first time, the data presented in the ETRMA 2014 statistics booklet were limited only to countries with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) with an ELT management company, operating within the ETRMA network.
These individual reporting lines should not, and were never intended, to be tallied to represent EU total arisings. The ELTs collected and treated by the ELT management companies in 2013 represented around 71 percent of the total arisings of these 14 countries.
The veracity of this data is therefore not open to question. (The corresponding table can be found under under ETRMA_statistics).
Recent press coverage that claims underreporting of the volume of ELT tyres (Recyclingportal reported) is an obvious misinterpretation of ETRMA`s data and only serves to confuse. ETRMA will release the full dataset in autumn 2015, in the framework of its annual ELT Management Report.
Source: European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers` Association (ETRMA)