In recognition of an outstanding contribution by an individual over the course of their career to the tyre recycling sector.
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Eco Green Equipment, based in Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA, is a leading manufacturer of tyre grinders and rubber recycling equipment and offers cost-effective turnkey tyre recycling systems on a global basis. The company, which specializes in the tyre sector, is active in more than 44 countries in 4 continents.
Eldan Recycling, based in Faaborg, Denmark, is among the world’s leading suppliers of modern recycling equipment with a particular strength as a provider of solutions for the tyre sector. Throughout 60 years of existence, the company has installed more than 830 complete recycling systems and 7,100 single machines to customers in 65 countries.
Based in Ahmedabad, India is among the world’s fastest growing shredder manufacturers and produces a full range of shredding equipment for the tyre sector. The company has a strong base of customers in its own country and is now focusing on developing its client base in overseas markets.
Forrec, established in 2007, is major Italian supplier and designer of waste treatment plants with a strong presence in the tyre market. Based in Santa Giustina in Colle (PD) the company operates from 6,000 sqm premises including factory and spare parts stores. The company also runs a branch in Serbia as a majority partner that oversees part of the production, i.e. heavy metal structural work, and operates sales offices in: Brazil, North America, Thailand, Russia, Turkey, Burma, Vietnam, Dubai, Morocco, France, the UK, and the Netherlands.
The KraussMaffei Group is among the world’s leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. In the specific area of recycling equipment, relevant products include compound rework systems and extruders used in the devulcanisation process.
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.