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Die Zukunft der Runderneuerung - aus Sicht des wdk | Event on the THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024

The Future of Retreading - wdk's Perspective

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Circular Economy Forum
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Circular Economy Forum (Hall 7, C39)

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The Future of Retreading - wdk's Perspective

This lecture should presents an analysis of the challenges facing the tyre retreading industry due to a lack of substantial political support, through the lens of wdk (Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie e.V., i.e. German Rubber Manufacturers Association). The discussion will assess the current policy landscape that has marginalized retreading, despite its potential to contribute significantly to environmental sustainability and economic efficiency.

We will explore how the wdk, together with other stakeholders can play a pivotal role in advocating for more supportive legislative and regulatory frameworks. The session will outline possibel actions the association could take, such as further engaging with policymakers, coordinating with environmental agencies, and building coalitions with industry stakeholders to promote the benefits of retreading.

Additionally, the lecture will propose initiatives for raising awareness about the economic and ecological advantages of retreading among decision-makers and the public. Join us to understand the critical need for advocacy and how we can join efforts to transform the political landscape in favor of the retreading industry.


Managing Technical Director