Tag: recycling

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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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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