Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, has announced a new partnership with Slicker Recycling aimed at streamlining waste collection for its garage members. Slicker Recycling will offer the growing national network a simple ‘one call’ solution. Once contacted, they respond by arriving almost anywhere in the UK to collect and process business waste.
A new report prepared for Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), “Carbon Value Proposition, Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuels”, states that replacing one tonne of black coal with one tonne of TDF can save emissions of up to 1.05 tonnes of CO2-e into the atmosphere.
Swedish based recycling machinery maker, Eldan, has announced that it is supplying Qatar’s Modern Recycling Factory (MRF). MRF is based in Mesaieed Industrial City and is already now operational. The US$41.3 million facility was financed and endorsed more than two years ago by Al Khalij Commercial Bank in support of Qatar’s green-technology business sector.
A Dutch government public health organization has said it is safe to play football and other sports on artificial turf fields covered in rubber crumb. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published a report saying that the health risk from playing on such fields, which are common throughout the Netherlands and elsewhere as low maintenance alternatives to natural grass, is "virtually negligible."
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) are describing the Environment Agency’s (EA) attempt to create a single set of ‘one size fits all’ fire prevention guidelines for all sectors as ‘unviable’, a view that the association states is held by firms across the waste recovery industry. The need to store a diverse range of materials in various grades, each with differing combustibility, burn rates and fire risk, across widely differing sites, makes the adoption of a ‘catch-all’ solution impossible, they point out. Should such a policy be adopted, it would also pose a severe threat to reputable businesses, while at the same time encouraging an increase in sites exempt from regulations and which the EA admits it does not have the funds to inspect.
Steady economic growth and largescale investment in construction projects has opened up new opportunities for the recycling industry in Poland, according to recycling machinery firm Eldan. According to the company, inquiries to Eldan Recycling show that an increasing number of companies want a piece of the valuable recycling cake: “The past five years we have noticed a steady increase in requests from Poland” says Toni Reftman managing director at Eldan Recycling. “Within cable recycling we have noticed an increase in both quotes and orders for small and medium capacity systems, as well as for solutions for further recovery of fine copper from insulation. Also within tyre recycling we notice a trend in further improving the end-product. A further cleaned steel fraction with a density of up to 0.7 is very desirable with European steel works.”
Colombian mining company Carbones del Cerrejon Ltd. has inaugurated Latin America's first OTR tyre recycling plant, according to local news agency EFE. The plant aims to export part of its production to other countries in the region and to Asia. Commercial contacts have reportedly already been made for exporting the crumb rubber to South Korea, Chile and Brazil.
Plans by the Environment Agency (EA) to introduce new norms for the storage and processing of end of life tyres (ELTs) will force many operators out of business by the end of this year, according to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). And what’s more this outcome is likely to drive tyre recycling underground too.
Mark Thys, the managing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires France since October 2014 and member of Alliapur’s board of directors, has been named as the recycling body’s new president. He officially started his two-year presidency of Aliapur at the body’s board meeting held on 11 May 2016 taking over from Serge Bonnel, the managing director of Continental France.
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The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has launched a campaign to refute 'allegations' about the impact of tyre rubber granulate used in sports fields. In recent years, it says, 'unfounded claims' have been made that recycled tyre rubber can harm those coming into contact with it while playing sports - in particular, those in goalkeeping roles. However, despite two decades of research into the subject funded by industry, governments and public interest groups, “there is no empirical research that links tyre rubber to cancer”, ETRA asserts.