Craipeau started his activities in the recycling industry over 10 years ago as non-ferrous trader in collaboration with Marc Natan (former President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division) before launching his own trading business from Hong Kong in 2011, focusing on scrap rubber and plastics since then.
He is well known in the tyres and rubber scrap industry, both in Europe and Asia where he has been developing innovative recycling solutions using an extensive network of suppliers and end users. Greencore has two factories – one in Indonesia and one in Poland – where it processes rubber and plastic scraps into granules, regranulates and compounds to serve its customers globally.
Craipeau is intent on involving more companies from outside the European market to add a global dimension to the Committee’s scope of work, as per the press release. “There are many challenges facing the tyres recycling industry worldwide,” he said. “The BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee is the ideal forum to further develop our strategies and actions.”