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    1. Australian tire recycler plans to expand into the European market

      Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, developer of the world-first technology that turns end of life tyres (ELTs) into high value, refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, believes it can now expand into the European Market.

      GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley said that the recent statement by Faziler Cinaraip at the webinar organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) who said that only 42 percent of the 12 million tonnes of ELTs generated in Europe each year are recycled, had heightened their interest.

      “We are working hard to bring our first two Australian processing facilities in Warren in Western ...

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    2. Recycled rubber infill material has a role to play in a Circular Economy

      The European new Green Deal is in line with a vision for a Circular Economy that the tyre industry has been pioneering for decades. Europe, the largest net importer of natural resources in the world, loses 95% of the material value during the first use cycle. By using the resources we already have, we can decouple the European economy from the need of new resources. The recycling of tyres is recognized for its success with over 95% collection rate and a 62% material recovery rate.

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    3. Emterra Group continues to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

      In a national competition designed to identify and showcase Canada’s Greenest Employers, Emterra Group continues to be included in this select category. Emterra is also leading the way in the waste resource recovery and recycling industry as the only organization in the sector to be selected for the award which is granted to some of Canada’s largest and most forward-thinking companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that Emterra Group has won this award.

      “At Emterra Group, we have a saying, ‘think innovatively, transform waste into resources.’ For more than 40 years we have been reshaping the way consumers, businesses and municipalities manage waste,” explains Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group. “We work every day to be a positive example of environmental stewardship for our employees, our customers, our communities and the environment.” 

       

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    4. TRAC's President Glenn Maidment Announces Retirement at the 100th AGM

      TRAC's President Glenn Maidment  Announces Retirement at the 100th AGM

      Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s President announces retirement after more than 50 years in the industry.

      After leading one of the industry’s preeminent associations since 2001, Glenn Maidment announced at TRAC’s Annual General Meeting of Members on June 9, 2020, that he will be stepping down and retiring at the end of 2020. He will continue to lead the Association, assist the Board in search for a new President, and ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the Association.

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    5. TRAC Postpones 2020 Events: Rubber Recycling Symposium and 100th Members Meeting

      In the wake of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) leadership decided to postpone their 100th Members Meeting & Gala as well as the Rubber Recycling Symposium to 2021.

      The tire industry offers a beacon of light for other industrial sectors as they strive for a circular economy, rooted in making the most efficient use of resources—over and over again. The Symposium will embark on finding new and better ways to develop and nurture a circular economy.

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    6. "Green" recyclable rubber gives new life to single-use building materials

      Australian scientists have created a new kind of rubber polymer that could make for more sustainable building materials. This versatile new material can be used on its own like regular rubber, or mixed with filler materials to create brand new composites. Then when the useful life of the product is over, the material can be recycled in an almost endless loop. The rubber polymer is made of sulfur and canola oil, and it has a unique chemical structure.

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    7. Major tire-waste road trial in Australia

      Collingwood, Australia – Asphalt made using crumb rubber from scrap tires is being laid on a busy Melbourne road as part of a major new trial, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has announced.

      The project is jointly funded by TSA, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT), said the 30 March release

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    8. Pyrolysis technology: Michelin partnering with Enviro

      Pyrolysis technology: Michelin partnering with Enviro

      Michelin is entering into a partnership with Swedish firm Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) to develop and industrialise on a large scale pyrolysis technology to recycle end of life tyres into raw materials. The two companies signed a shareholding subscription today that will see a subsidiary of the tyre maker, Michelin Ventures SAS, acquire a 20 per cent stake in Enviro.

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    9. European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

      European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

      Brussels - The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has postponed its 27th annual conference to early September amid the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Europe.

      Originally planned for 25-27 March, the event will investigate market obstacles and new market partnerships after 2020, the ETRA said in a 9 March statement.

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    10. Michelin opens first zero-emission plant

      Clermont-Ferrand, France – Michelin has inaugurated its first zero emission plant in Les Gravanches, near Clermont-Ferrand, the French tire maker has announced.

      Powered 100% by renewable energy and with zero CO2 emissions, the plant is the “first of its kind” in the world, said Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux during an annual results conference call 10 Feb.

      Built in 2001, the facility manufactures ultra-high performance tires for high-end cars and motorcycles, according to the French press.

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    11. Tyre recovery prices could double

      Tighter waste recovery practices in India will drive “a big increase in recovery costs across Europe and beyond”, according to industry body the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA). Together with similar moves in some other SE Asian countries, the TRA warns vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers that disposal costs could “as much as double” in the coming weeks and months.

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    12. Tire recycling talk will increase in 2020

      WASHINGTON — Scrap tire recycling continues to be one of the most important issues facing the industry, as signified by the recent call to action by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to all affected parties to intensify the development of new sustainable, circular end-use markets for scrap tires.

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    13. China drafts rules to encourage tire recycling - Reuters

      SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will establish new specialist firms to re-use and recycle its spent rubber tires as it tries to tackle a mounting waste problem, the industry ministry said in new draft guidelines. The rules, part of China’s efforts to cut pollution and ensure its resources are “comprehensively utilized”, were published by the industry ministry on Wednesday and have been opened to the public for consultation.

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    14. Playground in British Columbia dedicated to industry vet Don Blythe

      SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe's legacy as a champion for the tire recycling industry was enhanced recently with the dedication in his honor of a soft-surface playground composed of more than 1,000 recycled tires not far from Mr. Blythe's home in Surrey.

      Mr. Blythe, a former president of OK Tire as well as a Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) board member, was instrumental in establishing Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), one of the original tire recycling programs in the world.

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    15. Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 - 2027

      NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market - Scope of the Report The analyst, in its recently published study, throws light on the growth of the tire recycling downstream products market over the forecast period of 2019-2027.This business study...

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    16. Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

      Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

      A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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    17. Corporate bond to finance Environ’s ownership of recycling plants

      Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based financial adviser, Zenzic Partners.

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    18. Cabot exec sees limits on use of rCB in tires

      London – There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black (rCB) can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, believes Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp.

      It is important to consider all available opportunities for tire recycling, Kalkstein set out in a Q&A interview for a new ERJ Special Report on Sustainability.*

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    19. Doublestar starts up scrap tire pyrolysis plant

      Doublestar starts up scrap tire pyrolysis plant

      Zhumadian, China – Doublestar has started up phase one of a scrap tire pyrolysis plant in Zhumadian, Henan province that is able to handle 100,000 tonne rubber or 10 million passenger car tires each year.

      “The plant has been running smoothly for over a month,” said Doublestar Group chairman and general manager Chai Yongsen during his speech at the China Rubber Conference held in Guangzhou.

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    20. Australian tyre recycler welcomes EU investigation into crumb rubber

      The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, an agency of the EU has established a time table of the steps they are taking, which is driven by health concerns from the use of crumb rubber on sporting fields or children’s playgrounds, as well as emissions from using the material as furnace fuel. It mainly investigates the environmental impact from the use of crumb rubber granules with most of the material coming from end-of-life recycled tyres. They have particularly highlighted their concern at the presence of the carcinogenic PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons).

       

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