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Tyre reuse & processing rate rising in Australia

Tyre reuse & processing rate rising in Australia

17th March 2020 | 0 Comments

According to a report published by Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA), 69 per cent of the 466,000 tonnes of end of life tyres generated within the country in 2018-19 were recovered for reuse or processing into tyre derived products or in thermal processing. This amount is the equivalent of 40.3 million car tyres. The 40.3 million […]

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ETRA conference postponed due to Covid-19

9th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) board and committee chair have unanimously agreed that “it would be in the best interests of speakers, delegates and guests” to postpone the forthcoming ETRA Conference. Therefore, the 27th ETRA Conference on Tyre Recycling has been delayed until 2 to 4 September 2020. The event had been scheduled to run from 25 to 27 March 2020.

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Queensland motor industry invests in Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation

2nd March 2020 | 0 Comments

The Motor Traders Association of Queensland (MTAQ) has become an investor in innovative Australian tyre recycler, Green Distillation Technologies Corporation (GDTC), which has discovered a process that turns end-of-life tyres into high value oil, carbon and steel.

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Exol embarks on largest-ever recycling initiative

Exol embarks on largest-ever recycling initiative

24th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Exol Lubricants has embarked on its largest-ever recycling initiative as it becomes one of the first UK lubricants companies to recycle its plastic containers.

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Elysium Nordic gains Danish environmental permit

20th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Elysium Nordic ApS's environmental permit application for an end-of-life tyres recycling plant based on Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (publ.) (Enviro)'s technology.

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Tyre recovery prices could double

11th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Tighter waste recovery practices in India will drive “a big increase in recovery costs across Europe and beyond”, according to industry body the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). Together with similar moves in some other SE Asian countries, the TRA warns vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers that disposal costs could “as much as double” in the coming weeks and months.

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Canadian researchers present new method for dissolving tyre rubber

15th January 2020 | 0 Comments

A team of chemists at Canada’s McMaster University claim to have discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber used in tyres. They believe their process could lead to more efficient methods of recycling.

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Green Distillation Technologies signs $100 million US tyre recycling plant deal

Green Distillation Technologies signs $100 million US tyre recycling plant deal

7th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Green Distillation Technologies has signed a deal to build its first plant in the United States. The agreement provides funding of up to US$100 million for the roll out of additional plants in the US, subject to the successful operation of the first one.

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TRA to share offices with NTDA

TRA to share offices with NTDA

13th December 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 January 2020, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) will share its address with the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) in Aylesbury. According to the association, TRA’s new address is:

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Tire Industry Project published ELT report

Tire Industry Project published ELT report

5th December 2019 | 0 Comments

On 4 December 2019 the Tire Industry Project (TIP) published its 2019 report on the global End-of-Life Tyre (ELT) business.

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RISE and Environ embark on tyre-derived oil research project

RISE and Environ embark on tyre-derived oil research project

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Swedish oil company Nynas AB are launching a joint research project aimed at developing a process for refining the oil that is recovered from end-of-life tyres using Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB’s recycling method. Through refining, the oil can be used for more than fuel, which both increases the value of the recovered oil and reduces the environmental impact.

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92% of European end of life tyres collected and treated in 2017

92% of European end of life tyres collected and treated in 2017

19th November 2019 | 0 Comments

92 per cent of end of life tyres (ELTs) were collected and treated for material recycling and energy recovery in 2017, according to data covering 32 European countries, consolidated by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). This figure shows continuity with previous years’ data, which fluctuates between 93 and 95 per cent. The remaining 8 per cent could not be tracked, ETRMA states. The figure includes data from the 28 countries in the European Union, plus Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

Tianyu tyre-derived rubber business aiming for India

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Large Chinese reclaimed rubber producer, Tianyu (Shandong) Rubber and Plastic Products Co. Ltd, is aiming to take its tyre-derived rubber business to the Indian market. According to reports citing the company’s export manager, India shows great demand for the product, but at the same time, the country has a large domestic reclaimed rubber industry.

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Murfitts Industries buys Sapphire Energy Recovery

Murfitts Industries buys Sapphire Energy Recovery

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Murfitts Industries has acquired the tyre collection business of Sapphire Energy Recovery, part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company. Murfitts Industries reports that the company will “continue to invest and grow its end-of-life tyre recycling capabilities in the UK”.

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Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

Vredestein launches upgrade to all-season campaign

14th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Apollo Vredestein’s UK operation has launched a consumer-focused campaign promoting the use of all-season tyres. From 14 October to 31 December 2019, consumers upgrading to Vredestein’s award-winning range of Quatrac all-season tyres will be able to claim a £60 scrappage refund for the replaced tyres.

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