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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.

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Valerie Shulman began to study tyre recycling in the EU in 1989 and developed the Tyre Recycling Project in 1992 which, after initial EU funding, became the nucleus of ETRA. A contributor to the preparation and presentation of the 1999 Basel Convention Guidelines on used tyres, she has served as Secretary General of ETRA for twenty-six years.