Published January 2022 by Poul Steen Rasmussen, Group CEO
Yesterday’s paper, an empty plastic container, a torn jumper and a worn-out tire – completely different things which have one thing in common: they are all categorized as waste. At the same time, however, they are important, recyclable resources, which our planet cannot afford missing out on in the battle towards climate change mitigation and a sustainable future. When it comes to recycling, we cannot sit back and save the aces; sooner or later, the game is over.
Currently, it is not clearly defined when waste becomes a raw material from recycling.
In other words: When will processed rubber from worn-out tires, separated from textile and steel in an advanced industrial process, achieve end-of-waste status (EoW)? When is it no longer waste?