Tag: end of life tyres

New Zealand planning regulated ELT stewardship

New Zealand planning regulated ELT stewardship

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Zealand government is looking to introduce a regulated product stewardship scheme for end of life tyres (ELTs) that places financial responsibility upon importers and retailers to ensure their products are recycled. Tyres are one of six priority products identified by the country’s Ministry for the Environment. The ministry is seeking consultation on proposed guidelines for regulatory product stewardship schemes and is accepting submissions until 4 October.

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UK testing for motorway surfaced with recycled tyres

UK testing for motorway surfaced with recycled tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

When the rubber hits the…rubber: Highways England is trialling a new road surface using recycled tyres. The rubber-asphalt mix has been laid on a section of the M1 near Leicester and is now being evaluated for durability.

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Recycled tyres: PAH limit of 20 mg/kg sought for playground/sporting products

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Interested parties have until 19 August to comment on a European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposal to place restrictions upon the use of rubber granules made from end of life tyres (ELT) in certain products.

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Rubber bitumen plant to ‘eat’ 500,000 car tyres a year

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group is setting up a new rubber bitumen plant in Zalaegerszeg, in the west of the country. A foundation stone for the facility was laid in May; when complete next year, it will be able to produce 20,000 tonnes of rubber bitumen for road building applications.

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Developer W2T signs power agreement and waste MoU

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

PowerHouse Energy Group’s (PHE) exclusive development partner, Waste2Tricity Limited (W2T), has agreed to sell electricity generated by W2T at Protos using DMG technology into a private grid operated by Protos. PHE developed DMG as a proprietary technology that can convert waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres, and other waste streams into syngas efficiently and economically.

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Partnership to aid rollout of Black Bear carbon black recovery technology

Partnership to aid rollout of Black Bear carbon black recovery technology

7th May 2019 | 0 Comments

MMEC Mannesmann GmbH (MMEC), a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and Black Bear, the Dutch tyre to carbon black upcycling company, today announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the rollout of Black Bear’s technology to produce recovered Carbon Black (rCB) from end-of-life tyres.

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Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

Genan acquires BioSafe tyre recycling plant

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Denmark-based end of life tyre recycler Genan Holding and Portuguese transport and construction equipment solutions provider Nors have signed a definite agreement for Genan to acquire Nors’ subsidiary, BioSafe – Indústria de Reciclagens, S.A., operator of Portugal’s largest tyre recycling plant. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this month, adding a sixth tyre recycling plant to Genan’s global footprint.

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Nokian Tyres recruits worn rubber for tyre safety, SnapSkan message

Nokian Tyres recruits worn rubber for tyre safety, SnapSkan message

17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Worn tyres find use in many applications – they may serve as playground swings or as fenders on a wharf. They’re often invisible in plain sight, however Nokian Tyres intends to take advantage of their ubiquity. The tyre maker has placed tyre safety information on repurposed old tyres all around its home market of Finland.

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‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

3rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has responded to an assertion by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) that “some discussions seem to have recently kicked-off in the UK to study the feasibility of introducing an EPR [extended producer responsibility] regime” following an enquiry by Tyres & Accessories. The TRA states that there have been “no discussions at Federation level” looking into a similar collective scheme approved by national authorities to that implemented by 23 European countries. It adds that it will seek clarification from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The 2 May statement accompanied an ETRMA report on the collection and treatment of tyres in European markets.

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94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

A consolidated report on used tyres arising in Europe in 2016 shows 94 per cent were collected and treated. In compiling the data, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), consolidated used tyre (UT) management data for 2016 covering 32 countries, including the EU28, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Tyre maker CEOs provide TIP update

22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Chief executive officers of 11 leading tyre companies met at the offices of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) last Friday and announced the latest results of ongoing international research projects studying the potential health and environmental impacts of tyres.

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NTDA supports sidewall drilling

14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) has endorsed sidewall drilling in a bid to re move end of life tyres from the retail supply chain. Following its executive council meeting on 9 November 2016, the NTDA stated:

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TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Spokespeople from tyre industry, government agencies, external industry bodies gather to demonstrate broad-base discussions on ‘Meeting the Compliance Agenda’, including fire prevention and part-worn tyres The new president of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), John Bramwell opened proceedings at May’s Ardencote Manor hosted Recycling Day 2016 by setting out the “need for strength” within the […]

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Automotive industry offers orphan car recycling support

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’.

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Australian footballers training on UK ELT tyres recycled by Murfitts

9th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Suffolk company’s products ‘in demand for sports pitches across the globe’ This month will see footballers in Melbourne start playing and training on pitches whose surfaces have come from the length and breadth of Britain, as they will incorporate old tyres from British cars.  Suffolk-based Murfitts Industries, the UK’s leading manufacturer of premium rubber granules […]

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