Tag: tyre recovery

‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

‘No discussion at Federation level’ of UK EPR scheme for used tyres: TRA

Thursday 3rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has responded to an assertion by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) that “some discussions seem to have recently kicked-off in the UK to study the feasibility of introducing an EPR [extended producer responsibility] regime” following an enquiry by Tyres & Accessories. The TRA states that there have been “no discussions at Federation level” looking into a similar collective scheme approved by national authorities to that implemented by 23 European countries. It adds that it will seek clarification from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The 2 May statement accompanied an ETRMA report on the collection and treatment of tyres in European markets.

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94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

94 per cent of all used tyres collected and treated in 2016: ETRMA

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

A consolidated report on used tyres arising in Europe in 2016 shows 94 per cent were collected and treated. In compiling the data, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), consolidated used tyre (UT) management data for 2016 covering 32 countries, including the EU28, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Tyre recycling company and manager sentenced for illegal Ayrshire tyre site

Tyre recycling company and manager sentenced for illegal Ayrshire tyre site

Tuesday 1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

An Ayrshire tyre recycling company was fined £27,000 on 18 April 2018 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for waste offences at a site in Irvine. A manager was also ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order and to pay a Confiscation Order of £44,711. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is reminding all companies of the importance of working within the regulations following this sentence.

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Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

Tyre Recovery Association introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the introduction of its Responsible Part Worn Tyre programme (RPWTP) at its 2018 forum day at the Belfry Hotel in Wishaw. The programme, introduced and strongly endorsed by Stefan Hay, chief executive of the National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA) at the event, was detailed by Alan Bithell. The RPWTP has been designed with the purpose of raising standards of professionalism in retailers selling part-worn tyres, ensuring all tyres sold by participating retailers are legally compliant.

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SEPA and partners aim to tackle Scottish tyre waste

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A new strategic partnership to tackle waste tyres was announced earlier in August by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and business group Entrepreneurial Scotland. Through the partnership entrepreneurs are being challenged to find sustainable business opportunities for used tyres over the next five years. At the same time, the SEPA has committed to developing a dedicated sector plan that will set actions and targets for tackling used tyre issues, including illegal dumping.

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TRA lobbies MPs to protect UK tyre recovery infrastructure

Monday 1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

TRA members will lobby their constituency members of parliament in their effort to fight off Environment Agency plans to bring in new storage limits which they say could put many responsible recyclers out of business. The association believes that the proposed new norms which it is claimed will lead to a reduction in waste fires will hit the tyre industry disproportionately.

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TRA: Environment Agency plans “will decimate tyre recycling business”

Friday 22nd July 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans by the Environment Agency (EA) to introduce new norms for the storage and processing of end of life tyres (ELTs) will force many operators out of business by the end of this year, according to the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). And what’s more this outcome is likely to drive tyre recycling underground too.

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TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

TRA Recycling Day 2016 pursues professional collective approach

Monday 11th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Spokespeople from tyre industry, government agencies, external industry bodies gather to demonstrate broad-base discussions on ‘Meeting the Compliance Agenda’, including fire prevention and part-worn tyres The new president of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA), John Bramwell opened proceedings at May’s Ardencote Manor hosted Recycling Day 2016 by setting out the “need for strength” within the […]

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Polymer Recyclers trialling retread compound containing 35% rubber crumb

Wednesday 8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Tamworth-based Polymer Recyclers Ltd (PRL) is putting together a case for a retread compound with recycled tyre crumb as a major ingredient. The company says it is currently retreading and trialling retread compound containing 35 per cent rubber crumb. It calculates that this method could yield a material saving of 25 per cent.

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Easi Recycling introduces higher capacity tyre baler

Easi Recycling introduces higher capacity tyre baler

Monday 6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

York-based supplier of recycling equipment and solutions, Easi Recycling has added a new, high capacity product to its portfolio of balers and compactors. While the company’s range has always included tyre balers, the newly upgraded line now includes the higher output W8500H baler. Processing between 400 and 500 tyres per hour, with an 85 ton pressing force and increased support pressing plate, the W8500H has been designed and manufactured purposefully for the tough material waste management of vehicle tyres, Easi states.

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TIA supports free market tyre recovery over producer responsibility

Monday 16th February 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has issued a position statement on scrap tyre recovery, in which the association comes out in support of free market approaches over and above producer responsibility schemes. The statement, which was developed by the association's Environmental Advisory Council (EAC), says “the association promotes and supports a competitive, market-based system to manage the flow of scrap tyres and scrap tyre materials” and points to the success already achieved with this approach – notably a purported tyre recovery rate approaching 90 per cent.

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More than WISH-ful thinking

Friday 23rd May 2014 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) held its annual seminar at the Ardencote Manor hotel, Claverdon, Warwickshire on 16 May. It featured sessions on the state of the market and the forthcoming WISH code of practice review by Peter Taylor, further talks on the Responsible Recycler Scheme audit process plus PAS107QP from Gary Nelson of Abricon Ltd, plus an update from Environment Agency National Waste Enforcement Campaigns manager Paul Keay, a best practice case study from Apollo Vredestein (UK) Ltd managing director Stuart Jackson and introductory and closing remarks from association president Mike Wilson of Michelin Tyre Plc.

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23 million part worns sold since 2009

23 million part worns sold since 2009

Monday 28th April 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest research suggests that as many as 5.6 million part worn tyres have been sold in the UK each year since 2009. The ICM poll, which was commissioned by insurance firm Liverpool Victoria (otherwise known as LV) and published on 10 April found that 1.5 million motorists have bought “sub-standard second hand tyres” since 2009 and that a total of 23 million part worns have been sold in the UK since then.

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Connell Brothers to market Lehigh tyre industry raw materials in SE Asia

Thursday 27th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Connell Brothers (CBC), the largest distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has announced a partnership with specialty materials company Lehigh Technologies to market Lehigh’s PolyDyne micronised rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Southeast Asia.

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Waste tyre exemptions reach record levels

Friday 21st March 2014 | 0 Comments

Registered exemptions for the storage of old tyres have reached record levels in England and Wales. The concern is that as the number of exempt sites increases, the authorities’ capacity to deal with and properly police them is stretched. According to the Tyre Recovery Association, since 2012 the association has been warning Ministers of the potential danger posed by weak supervision of exempt sites. TRA representatives explained that exemptions are easy and cheap to register but may pose “a looming threat to the environment where they are unpoliced”.

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