End-of-life tire management: a critical review

Svetlana Dabic-Miletic, Vladimir Simic, Selman Karagoz

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Environmental and social awareness are the key elements of the sustainable tire industry. End-of-life tire (ELT) waste flow is an important environmental problem worldwide since it produces severe air, water, and soil pollution issues. Significant advancements have been made in ELT management in the last few years. As a result, ELTs should not only be regarded as waste but also as a source of environmentally friendly materials. Besides, sound ELT management has vital importance for circular economy and sustainable development. Over the last decade, ELT management has attracted many researchers and practitioners. Unfortunately, a comprehensive review of the ELT management area is still missing. This study presents the first critical review of the whole ELT management area. It aims to present an extensive content analysis overview of state-of-the-art research, provide its critical analysis, highlight major gaps, and propose the most significant research directions. A total of 151 peer-reviewed studies published in the journals between 2010–2020 are collected, analyzed, categorized, and critically reviewed. This review study redounds comprehensive insights, a valuable source of references, and major opportunities for researchers and practitioners interested in not only ELT material flow but also the whole waste management area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68053–68070
Number of pages18
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue number48
Early online date15 Oct 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Content analysis
  • Critical review
  • End-of-life tires
  • Engineering applications
  • Network design
  • Regulations review
  • Treatment review
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Environmental Chemistry


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