About This Project
Lifetime Achievement Award in the Tyre Recycling Sector

In recognition of an outstanding contribution by an individual over the course of their career to the tyre recycling sector.

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Tyre Recycling Sector was be decided by the Recircle Awards Nominations Committee

Meet The Winner

Jean-Paul Bouysset

Jean-Paul Bouysset

Jean-Paul Bouysset has had a long and distinguished career in the rubber industry, starting out with Phillips Petroleum but then started working with carbon black in 1979 with Continental Carbon. There followed 10 years with Columbian Chemicals and then 11 years as the owner/ manager of DZS France (CDMA Group) Paris. Since 2004 Bouysset has been involved with Phenix Technologies and has been a senior consultant on tyre recycling.

For the greater part of the existence of the European Tyre Recycling Association, Bouysset has been at the heart of building recognition of the tyre pyrolysis sector, bringing together specialists from around the world to discuss their latest technologies and the challenges and opportunities of the sector.

Lifetime Achievement Award in the Tyre Recycling Sector Winner 2022:

Giovanni Corbetta


Giovanni Corbetta was the first director of Ecopneus, the EPR Scheme in Italy. He started 15 years ago drafting the EPR scheme for the management of ELTs in the country. Over the years he has worked closely with the Italian government to formulate the laws on tyre recycling, as well as being responsible for taking the first steps in setting up the company. During the last 10 years, Giovanni’s commitment and passion has cemented Ecopneus’s position as a key player within the Italian recycling ecosystem. Giovanni retired from the position as Managing Director of Ecopneus in 2021.