GENEU - Tyre Recycling in Uruguay


Tyre arisings are a global concern, and around the world, different countries take slightly different views on how tyres arisings are managed. The dominant process is usually some form of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

A Focus on Uruguay's EPR Agency

In most countries adopting EPR, there is a dominant scheme, usually for the benefit of the leading tyre manufacturers – Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental, Pirelli etc. These EPR schemes cater for the tyre arising responsibilities of their members. They do not usually cater for the tyres imported by smaller manufacturers or by agents and distributors. These other importers or manufacturers still need to find a way of meeting their producer responsibility. That is often through one or more smaller EPR schemes. We can see this model in Italy, France and Spain, for example.

In Uruguay, the EPR model is the same as in many other markets. The more prominent EPR agency represents the more significant players, and the balance is...



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