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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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TRA trials tyre traceability technology

TRA trials tyre traceability technology

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the completion of a digital tyre tracking trial. Conducted with TRA member Fraser Evans & Sons Ltd and technology partner PragmatIC. The trial used Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The tags were fixed to the tyre by the collector, who assigned them to their future use, for example retreading or reprocessing. These tags are designed remain attached to the tyre right through to its end-of-life and the data they contain is accessed using a handheld scanner, which reads the unique RFID.

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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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Peter Taylor becomes vice president of ETRA

Peter Taylor becomes vice president of ETRA

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Peter Taylor OBE, secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), has been elected vice president of the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) nine-member board. The board, comprised of nine members, oversees the formation and execution of ETRA’s strategic priorities and focus areas. Taylor is the only UK representative on the board.

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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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GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

GDT tyre-deived oil output ‘already sold’

18th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Australia-based Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) reports that it has already pre-sold all the oil the firm expects to obtain from old tyres recycled in its planned Toowoomba plant. Indeed, GDT reports that the company has already sold its entire oil output from plants in North Queensland and Wagga in Southern New South Wales as well.

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