Tag: recycling

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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Big Atom using tyres to disrupt polymer industry

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Just a year after the company was founded, polymer recycler Big Atom reports that it has “successfully disrupted the industry across the North West of England”. Big Atom says it is driving the UK to a sustainable future by kickstarting both local and national engagement with a circular initiative in the waste industry. The vision is to provide systems to realise a circular economy, effectively converting plastic and rubber waste into secondary raw materials.

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Building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future

1st October 2019 | 0 Comments

This month we face the latest Brexit deadline. The deadline Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would rather “die in a ditch” than overshoot. However, as we go to press no-one knows if we will Brexit on this date; and if we do, what kind of Brexit it will be. We reported how automotive manufacturers and their suppliers have made their feelings known en masse here, but the broader truth is that the details of the subject remain a great unknown. So, let’s look to the future and how more businesses what to make their future an ecologically sustainable one.

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Co-owned recycling plants: Enviro setting up USA holding company

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Instead of just approving the use of its technology under license, Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) intends to introduce its technology worldwide by participating in joint ventures. To facilitate the setting up of such plants in the USA, Enviro’s board of directors has founded a holding company in that market.

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Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

Australia set to ban waste tyre exports

19th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 47th general meeting on 9 August in Cairns. According to officials, it was the first time COAG has been held outside a capital city. A number of policy decisions were made, including that Australia should ban the export of waste tyres.

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Tyre Boss to make RWM debut

Tyre Boss to make RWM debut

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

With increasing awareness of waste, an urgency to reduce it and greater global recognition of its impact, the RWM show will be picking up on these themes at the NEC from 11-12 September.

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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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Autoparts UK curbing plastic waste

Autoparts UK curbing plastic waste

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand. Since the brand joined the global campaign against the use of plastic bottles early in 2019, Autoparts has sold over 5000 screenwash pods, eliminating unnecessary plastic bottles going into landfill or the ocean.

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Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

Roadlink says ‘no’ to brake shoe waste

29th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Roadlink is pushing its campaign for remanufactured brake shoes, as it continues its emphasis on the benefits of remanufactured brake shoe linings, reminding the industry how it can help reduce the countless tonnes of landfill waste accumulated per year. Commercial vehicle brake specialist Roadlink International has long been a fervent believer in the remanufacturing process, reflected in the company’s ongoing investment in reman and its commitment to helping reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Roadlink remanufacturing promotes quality whilst also offering a competitively priced, environmentally friendly alternative.

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Enviro: Partners still “highly interested” in Danish, North American tyre recycling projects

Enviro: Partners still “highly interested” in Danish, North American tyre recycling projects

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The deadlines set out in two of the memoranda of understandings signed between Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) and firms based in Denmark, the USA and Canada last year may have passed, yet Enviro says this “will not affect the outcome of the negotiations or the possibility of opening the various plants.” The Swedish company still expects to establish joint venture tyre recycling plants with all three partners in the not too distant future.

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ITMA welcomes first Eastern European member, Acces Auto-Trading

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Acces Auto-Trading has become the latest company to join the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA) and the first from Eastern Europe.

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Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

Tyre Recovery Association Forum day welcomes record numbers

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2019 TRA annual forum day attracted record numbers of delegates to its annual day conference held at the Ardencote Manor Hotel on Tuesday 18 June. Numerous topics were covered during the day, but the TRA’s calls for government support in pursuit of its goals; details of the association’s recent tag technology trial details; and the launch of a tyre recovery industry-specific Fire Prevention Plan stood out. More than 90 delegates were in attendance.

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Tyre industry specific Fire Prevention Plans launched

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following four years of consultation, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has published its tyre industry specific Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). Having worked alongside the Environment Agency (EA) to address the need to store a diverse range of materials in various grades, each with differing combustibility, burn rates and fire risk, across widely differing sites, the TRA’s FPP will meet the objectives of the Environment Agency Fire Prevention Plan Guidance Version 3. Specifically, this means: Preventing a fire; Extinguishing of a fire; and minimising the impact of a fire. The industry-specific Fire Prevention Plan was launched by Peter Buckley, senior fire advisor, Environment Agency.

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Mufitts supply FC Barcelona pitch

Mufitts supply FC Barcelona pitch

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Murfitts Industries has supplied a football pitch made from recycled tyres for Spanish champions FC Barcelona. The pitch material, called PRO-gran, is being used across four continents since its launch in 2017. The artificial grass is said to ‘last a lifetime’ and is compliant with strict chemical legislation (REACH).

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