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Ecopneus Collects Over 187,000 Tonnes in 2023

In 2023 Ecopneus exceeded its objectives for the collection of End-of-Life Tires (ELTs), reaching 112 per cent of the legal target and recovering over 187,000 tonnes of ELTs

This created a resource that would allow the creation of well over 4,700 km of rubber asphalts recycled from resistant, silent and long-lasting ELTs, or for example over 12,000 basketball courts. These results have allowed Ecopneus to meet the extraordinary objectives established by the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security.

The President Alessandro De Martino underlined the fundamental role played by Ecopneus in the management of ELTs, guaranteeing high standards of service and homogeneous collection throughout Italy, continuing to pursue a vision of excellence, directing efforts also towards innovation and the development of new sustainable practices in the treatment of ELTs.

The recycling system managed by Ecopneus represents a model of sustainability and innovation, with recycled rubber made available for use in various applications such as sports surfaces, safe asphalt, acoustic insulation and street furniture.

The collection operated by Ecopneus is widespread in all Italian provinces, respecting the legal targets established by the Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security.

According to 2023 data, the volumes recovered can be broken down as follows:

  • Lombardy 29,941 tonnes
  • Veneto with 18,775 tonnes
  • Lazio with 17,074 tonnes
  • Campania 16,205 tonnes
  • Emilia-Romagna 15,294 tonnes
  • Sicily 14,443 tonnes
  • Puglia 12,217 tonnes
  • Tuscany 11,984 tonne
  • Piedmont 11,176 tonne
  • Marche 6,252 tonnes
  • Trentino-Alto Adige 5,957 tonnes
  • Sardinia 5,882 tonnes
  • Calabria 5,803 tonnes
  • Liguria 4,915 tonnes
  • Abruzzo 4,398 tonnes
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2,135 tonnes
  • Basilicata 1,282 tonnes
  • Umbria 1,758 tonnes
  • Molise 1,358 tonnes
  • Valle d’Aosta 151 tonnes.