Backed by energy giant Vitol, Wastefront secured planning permission in January 2022 to build the £100 million tyre recycling plant in Sunderland, which is set to be commercially operational by 2024. Once at full capacity, the plant is designed to be able to manage 20 per cent of the UK’s total ELTs through processing 80,000 tonnes annually. Gateway Resources will supply Wastefront with nearly 10 million tyres every year.
Two supplier businesses closely linked to the end-of-life tyre recovery chain in the UK have joined the Tyre Recovery Association. The new member companies are: Accent Wire based in Solihull, West Midlands and Bradford, Yorkshire; and Gateway Resources of Dubai, UAE.