Tag: tyre recycling

Sri Lanka tyre manufacturer signs recycled carbon black order

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading tyre manufacturer has placed a first order on Swedish tyre pyrolysis firm Enviro’s recycled carbon black (EnviroCB) for immediate delivery. “Initially the order volume is small, but is expected to increase significantly over time. The customer is a global manufacturer of tyres and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tyres”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

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Liability of rogue tyre recovery operators increases

Friday 24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Measures announced in the Autumn Budget this week to increase the liability of illegal waste site operators have been welcomed by the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). As of 1 April 2018, sites operating without the relevant environmental disposal permit, and those knowingly facilitating illegal waste disposal, will be liable to pay Landfill Tax and face fines amounting to an additional 100 per cent of the tax’s value. Operators of illegal sites will remain liable to criminal prosecution.

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Eldan installs Multi Purpose Rasper for FJD

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Eldan Recycling recently commissioned an Eldan Multi Purpose Rasper (MPR160T) for processing whole car tyres to equestrian rubber chip material in one pass on behalf of FJD Tyres.

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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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New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

New Zealand proposes waste tyre standard, invests in cement fuel project

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a country of 4.6 million people, and every year this country of 4.6 million generates around five million waste tyres. At present, no national regulations are in place to manage the outdoor storage of tyres, and the need for public authorities to deal with abandoned stockpiles of tyres is a reoccurring problem. The New Zealand government intends to get serious about waste tyres and has released a consultation document outlining a proposed National Environmental Standard.

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China recycling plant and joint venture: Enviro signs MoUs with Vanlead Group

China recycling plant and joint venture: Enviro signs MoUs with Vanlead Group

Tuesday 4th April 2017 | 0 Comments

State-owned Chinese firm Guangzhou Vanlead Group, parent company of Wanli tyre brand manufacturer South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd, has signed two memorandums of understanding with Swedish firm Scandinavian Enviro Systems. The first of these covers the establishment of a turnkey recycling plant in Guangdong province, and the second the setting up of a joint venture to market Enviro’s patented technology across China.

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Total UK ban: NTDA chief executive hardens stance on part-worn tyres

Total UK ban: NTDA chief executive hardens stance on part-worn tyres

Tuesday 11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up comments made at the Tyre Wholesale Group’s annual lunch on 5 October, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay has called for a total ban on the sale of part-worn tyres. Speaking at the association’s Tyre Industry Conference, held at the VOX Conference Centre on Thursday 6 October 2016, Hay said previous attempts to enforce current laws through collaboration with trade bodies and enforcement agencies have not yielded the required results, leaving the association with little option but to harden its stance. Later the same day, NTDA chairman Roger Griggs reiterated the message during the association’s annual dinner.

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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 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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ETRA: tyre rubber cancer claims unsupported

Monday 4th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has launched a campaign to refute 'allegations' about the impact of tyre rubber granulate used in sports fields. In recent years, it says, 'unfounded claims' have been made that recycled tyre rubber can harm those coming into contact with it while playing sports - in particular, those in goalkeeping roles. However, despite two decades of research into the subject funded by industry, governments and public interest groups, “there is no empirical research that links tyre rubber to cancer”, ETRA asserts.

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Granutech-Saturn Systems launches next-gen Refiner Mill for tyre crumb rubber

Granutech-Saturn Systems launches next-gen Refiner Mill for tyre crumb rubber

Wednesday 4th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Granutech-Saturn Systems, manufacturer of the Saturn brand of industrial and mobile tyre shredders, has launched a new refiner mill. The machine features sealed roller bearings for greater tolerances in processing material down to 80 mesh. The company will bring its latest machine to Reifen 2016 (Hall GA- Stand 114), where visitors can learn more about the new machine and the company’s complete tyre recycling systems.

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Tyre Recovery Association celebrates tenth anniversary

Tyre Recovery Association celebrates tenth anniversary

Tuesday 7th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Among the TRA’s key achievements in the past ten years, the organisation has helped to develop a standard for tyre-derived materials (PAS 107), in conjunction with the Environment Agency, BSI and WRAP. It has since added a new Quality Protocol (QP) option to PAS 107, designed to promote sustainable, cost-effective tyre recycling and stimulate further demand for tyre-derived materials.

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Regulation changes approach as TRA, tyre associations issue rallying cry

Regulation changes approach as TRA, tyre associations issue rallying cry

Tuesday 7th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Tyre Recovery Association’s (TRA) Recycling Day, a one-day conference and dinner organised in partnership with the Retread Manufacturers Association, was held at the Ardencote Manor, Warwickshire on Friday, 19 June. Attended by representatives of the tyre and waste recycling industries, the conference included presentations covering the key themes of regulations and enforcement, best practise and innovation, and common causes and issues facing the industry. The unity of the various trade bodies struck a particularly strong note throughout the day, not just through the joint organisation of the event between the Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the TRA, but with strong backing given to the event by association directors representing the whole of the UK tyre industry. The Recycling Day also marked an occasion for celebration, as the TRA celebrated its tenth anniversary.

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Pirelli’s Formula One tyre recycling commitment

Pirelli’s Formula One tyre recycling commitment

Monday 6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

It may be easy to forget amidst the excesses of top level motorsport, but the exclusive tyre supplier to Formula One is left with a less glamorous, but certainly vital, task in the wake of a race weekend. While F1 does not provide an immediately obvious ecological angle, perhaps the most important aspect comes in the disposal of used tyres.

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Tyre dumper given suspended prison sentence for waste offences

Friday 27th March 2015 | 0 Comments

The owner of a tyre waste business has been given a 15-month custodial sentence, suspended for 2 years, and a 2 year supervision order after illegally storing almost 84,659 waste tyres at several sites in Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and the sentence was handed down on 25 March.

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