End-of-life tire (ELT) Management Toolkit

A worker displays crumb rubber at a tire recycling facility
A worker displays crumb rubber at a tire recycling facility in Ontario, Canada. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

The drive behind improved ELT management

Globally, an estimated one billion tires reach the end of their useful lives every year. The management of ELTs in environmentally sound and productive ways continues to be a high priority of TIP members. Various regional efforts by government authorities, the tire industry and individual manufacturers are currently underway to improve ELT management and good progress is being made.

ELT and their materials are an inexpensive, yet valuable, resource for the circular economy that can be used in a variety of applications. Successful ELT management systems foster the circular-use of ELTs and contribute to avoid the unregulated dumping of tires.

Benefiting from TIP’s extensive global research on ELT, this toolkit lays out key steps for establishing and enhancing ELT management, underlining the social, economic and environmental benefits of systems that work well.

View the End-of-Life Tire (ELT) Management Toolkit

Actions to improve ELT management have been identified as important drivers of sustainability within the tire industry and feature in the sustainability roadmap for the sector: Sustainability Driven: Accelerating Impact with the Tire Sector SDG Roadmap.