Record Recovery Levels for Responsible Recycler Scheme
Statistics newly released by the Tyre Recovery Association show that for the first time members of the Association (all of whom are affiliated to the TIC Responsible Recycler Scheme) collectively recovered over 320,000 tonnes of waste tyres in 2005. This represented more than a 12 per cent increase over the 2004 figure (285,000 tonnes) and is the first time the Scheme has passed the 300,000 tonnes barrier. Indications suggest this figure will rise even further in 2006. The UK industry is estimated to generate 475,000 tonnes of used tyre arisings annually.
Association President, Roger Hicks commented “This is a remarkable figure to have achieved in the few short years the Scheme and our Association have been operating. Even more notable is the fact that the TIC Responsible Scheme is a voluntary best practice initiative. To have conquered 70% of all UK waste tyre arisings in this way is a hugely satisfying achievement. This performance probably makes this the largest tyre recovery scheme of its kind anywhere in the world, a fact the UK tyre industry can be really proud of”.
Roger Hicks continued, “Since its launch less than two years ago our Association has tried extraordinary hard to grow its membership and demonstrate an ability to deliver an efficient transparent and accountable recovery programme. These latest results are a measure of the progress we are making”.