Tag: recycling

Dutch study calls crumb rubber football pitches safe

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

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."

Continue Reading

Eldan expands Italian tyre recycling plant

Eldan expands Italian tyre recycling plant

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Eldan Recycling A/S reports that it successfully expanded an Eldan tyre recycling plant located at the premises of Italian customer GATIM. The original Eldan tyre recycling plant was supplied in 2001.

Continue Reading

Ajusa UK joins FER

Friday 23rd December 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federation of Engine Re-manufacturers (FER) has welcomed new member Ajusa UK to its ever-expanding network, as the Original Equipment quality engine parts manufacturer looks set to make its mark in the UK aftermarket.

Continue Reading

TRA and WRA: Environment Agency’s approach to fire prevention ‘unviable’

Wednesday 16th November 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

Eldan: Poland’s recycling industry ‘blooming’

Thursday 25th August 2016 | 0 Comments

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.”

Continue Reading

3D printing firm using recycled tyre materials

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

San Francisco-based 3D printing and consulting company Emerging Objects is using waste tyres as a source material. According to local news reports, the firm says the same characteristics that make waste tyres problematic (namely, their cheap availability, bulk and resilience) make them attractive.

Continue Reading

Latin America’s first OTR tyre recycling plant opened

Monday 1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

TRA: Environment Agency plans “will decimate tyre recycling business”

Friday 22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

Mark Thys began Alliapur presidency in May

Mark Thys began Alliapur presidency in May

Tuesday 19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

Monday 11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Related posts: Regulation changes approach as TRA, tyre associations issue rallying cry 6 part worn tyre retailers convicted in a week for sale of dangerous tyres NTDA ressurects annual conference ‘Fascinating times’ – Roger Griggs speaks at NTDA Annual Dinner

Continue Reading

ETRA: tyre rubber cancer claims unsupported

Monday 4th July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

Continue Reading

TRA launches part worn tyre safety guidelines

Thursday 4th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has published new part worn tyre safety guidelines designed to give consumers confidence “that the part worn tyres they are buying are safe and roadworthy, not dangerous and illegal”. According to the TRA, the new guidelines are being introduced to improve standards, share good practice and improve road safety across the UK and follow research suggesting 98 per cent of part worns sold don’t comply with current legislation.

Continue Reading

Automotive industry offers orphan car recycling support

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 | 0 Comments

SMMT members have committed to helping thousands of consumers recycle their old vehicles with a free take-back service. Under the End of Life Vehicles Directive, when cars and vans up to 3.5-tonnes reach the end of their lives, they must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. However, while manufacturers provide this service free of charge, some motorists can face difficulties if the brand is no longer trading and has no parent company. When this happens, the car or van becomes what is known as an ‘orphan vehicle’.

Continue Reading

Tyrelessly aims to recycle tyres online in India

Monday 11th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Tyrelessly, an online tyre recycling business launched by 16 year-old Delhi resident Anubhav Wadhwa, aims to collect tyres for free and generate revenue from pyrolysis and online advertising. The company, which was founded in December 2015, launched its web platform on 8 January 2016.

Continue Reading

Australian footballers training on UK ELT tyres recycled by Murfitts

Monday 9th November 2015 | 0 Comments

LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Related posts: Credential Launches £4 million Recycling Joint Venture A League of Their Own ATS Euromaster leisure battery sales up on increasing home holiday trend Rubber powder: 2014’s new market for tyre recyclers?

Continue Reading