WRAP Selects EER Ltd
After a competitive tender process, WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) has chosen US-based EER Limited, an international consulting firm specialising in waste tyre reuse, recycling and recovery, to carry out a comprehensive study of international ‘Best Practices’ for recycling scrap tyres into marketable products. “EER Limited’s wide-ranging international experience was important in the decision making process,” said Steve Waite, WRAP’s Tyre programme manager.
The project will provide a comprehensive report on recognised best practice techniques from around the world for processing and using post consumer tyre rubber in a range of market applications.
To deliver the work, EER Limited will team up with Hickton-Madeley Architects of Telford, Shropshire UK, Pelmar Engineering Ltd of Ramat-Hasharon, Israel, and the Recycled Tire Engineering & Research Foundation of Tempe, Arizona USA. The project team is headed by Anne S Evans, chairman and CEO of EER Limited.
Mrs Evans is a former member and founder of the UK’s Responsible Recyclers Programme, now the Tyre Recovery Association. She is also a founding member of Connecticut’s (USA) Department of Transportation Quiet Pavements Task Force and the representative/stakeholder for the Connecticut (USA) tyre dealers, retreaders and scrap tyre recyclers on the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
“For this project, we will focus on projects, processes and products globally which are environmentally sensible, commercially viable, and technically sound,” said Mrs Evans. “Our team will survey the world’s use of waste tyres in making end products, and analyse them for market efficiency and adaptability in the UK.”
WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) is a major UK programme established by government to promote resource efficiency. Its particular focus is on creating stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products and removing the barriers to waste minimisation, re-use and recycling.