1. Articles in category: Environment & Sustainability

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    1. Michelin planning to convert German tire plant to 'cleantech' park

      HALLSTADT, Germany — Group Michelin plans to 'revitalize' the site of its tire plant in Hallstadt — due to close by early 2021 — by turning it into a 'clean-tech' light industry development center. Michelin disclosed in September 2019 it would shut the 49-year-old Hallstadt site by early 2021.

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    2. Pirelli Among Signatories of CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance Launched by The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce

      UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2020 — The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce today launched the first integrated, UN-backed principles for integrated SDG Finance and Investment. The principles seek to guide companies in aligning their sustainability commitments with credible corporate finance strategies to create real-world impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      Released on the sidelines of the historic 75th session of the UN General Assembly, 34 Chief Financial Officers and C-suite Executives – members of the UN Global Compact’s CFO Taskforce – pin pointed four key areas that are relatively underserved but critical for SDG-aligned investments: SDG impact and measurement, integrated SDG strategies and investments, integrated corporate SDG Finance and integrated SDG communication and reporting.

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    3. Device to curb microplastic emissions wins James Dyson award

      A device that captures microplastic particles from tyres as they are emitted – and could help reduce the devastating pollution they cause – has won its designers a James Dyson award.

      The Tyre Collective, a group of masters students from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, scooped the UK prize of the international competition with their solution for the growing environmental scourge of tyre wear caused by road transport.

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    4. GPSNR’s new Policy Framework drives members commitment to sustainable rubber production and sourcing

      Singapore, 23 September 2020: On Wednesday, members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) convened the annual General Assembly, which saw the approval of a members’ sustainability policy framework and the creation of a new membership category for smallholder producers of natural rubber.

      The newly approved policy framework will help GPSNR member companies, who account for almost 50% of global natural rubber volume, to establish or update strong supply chain sustainability commitments through their natural rubber purchasing policies, on all aspects of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social. Modeled around the Platform’s 12 Principles of Sustainable Natural Rubber, the new policy framework sets out eight overarching themes that include commitments to legal compliance, community livelihoods, healthy, functioning ecosystems (including no deforestation), and respecting all human rights.

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    5. 40 industry organisations call to postpone Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database in Europe

      Brussels, 21 September - ETRMA and a coalition of 39 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.
      The signatories representing a very significant part of the European Economy request urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the European Green Deal. This “SCIP” database is required by Article 9.1 of the updated Waste Framework Directive.

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    6. Continental launches high-mileage, low-consumption truck tires for regional use

      Automotive manufacturer Continental has launched its latest haulage tire range, the EcoRegional, which the company claims has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency of hauliers’ vehicles in regional transportation applications.

      According the Continental, high efficiency is achieved thanks to a new manufacturing process in combination with a new tread design for the steering axle coupled with a rubber compound optimized for rolling resistance for the drive axle.

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    7. The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

      The European tyre industry will contribute to achieve the new EU climate goals

      Brussels, 17 September 2020 – The tyre industry welcomes the European Commission’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This announcement also affirms Europe’s determination to continue striving for more innovative and sustainable mobility solutions to advance common interests.

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    8. Pirelli Expands Its Range Of All Season Tyres

      Pirelli’s All Season range, which can be used throughout the year, has expanded as a direct response to increased demand from motorists. All Season tyres are intended for people not looking for extreme performance or covering big distances every year. Instead, they are ideal for drivers whose main priority is safety both in winter and […]

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    9. Natural rubber still a strategic resource for Europe

      The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has welcomed the publication of the European Union’s 2020 Communication on Critical Raw Materials, which retains natural rubber (NR) in its list of critical raw materials. NR is the only biotic material to be included on the list, and was included in 2017.

      According to the organization, the tire industry alone absorbs about 76% of all the natural rubber produced globally. Today, there is no substitute for natural rubber from hevea trees that could be used in all current applications. ETRMA states inclusion in the critical raw materials list reconfirms NR’s priority status in EU policy, and the importance of securing fair and sustainable supply of natural rubber for European industry. It also provides further support for ongoing industry research into alternative sources of natural rubber.

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    10. European Commission to propose more ambitious emissions limits for autos: draft | Reuters

      BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose that the European Union further tighten its auto emissions limits, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Friday, prompting a pushback from Germany’s car industry, the region’s biggest. Under the proposal, by 2030 the average carbon dioxide emissions of new cars should be 50% below 2021 levels. The bloc’s current plan calls for a 37.5% reduction over that period. A spokeswoman for the commission declined to comment.

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    11. Goodyear Progresses Toward Goals in Annual Report

      The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company released its annual report on corporate responsibility performance. The report summarizes the company’s actions in 2019 that demonstrate Goodyear’s commitment to ethical and sustainable processes, materials and programs that can help people, communities and the environment.

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    12. Nexen Tire publishes first Sustainability Report

      Highlighting a growing drive within the tire industry toward greater environmental accountability, Nexen Tire has released its first Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s sustainable practices and environmental, social and economic performance in 2019.

      Nexen says the report has been published to provide shareholders with consistent and transparent information, highlighting the progress and long-term commitment to its sustainable practices. The report is based on standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and has been verified by the Korea Management Registrar (KMR), a third-party assurance institution.

       

       
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    13. Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

      Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

      Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has already developed world-first technology that can commercially and economically turn end-of-life tires (ELTs) into high value, oil, carbon and steel, can now take the carbon raw material and turn it into hydrogen.

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    14. Michelin and BlackCycle: A major European project for recycling end-of-life tires into new tires

      Officially funded by the EU in May 2020, the BlackCycle partners are pleased to announce the launch of the project today. The BlackCycle project involves 13 organisations1 in a unique European public-private partnership that will demonstrate the technical, environmental, and economic viability of world-first circular processes. The consortium will develop specific solutions to produce sustainable raw materials for tyres: ELT collection and feedstock selection, pyrolysis2 optimisation, oil refining and valorisation, furnace process optimisation, and sustainable tyre performance assessment. As early as 5-6 years after the project, close to 1 out of every 2 European ELTs will be incorporated into the only virtuous cycle of this magnitude amongst all industrial sectors for the recovery of end of life products.

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    15. BMZ and Continental are making a rubber supply chain digitally traceable for the first time

      Hanover / Berlin, August 27, 2020. For the first time ever, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and technology company Continental are making a rubber supply chain seamlessly electronically traceable – from cultivation in Indonesia and further processing through to tire production.

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    16. BASF signs agreements with New Energy for uptake of pyrolysis oil derived from waste tires and for a joint feasibility study

      Ludwigshafen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary – September 1, 2020 – BASF SE (“BASF”) signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste tires. In a pilot phase, first volumes of the pyrolysis oil have already been utilized successfully in BASF’s integrated chemical production site (Verbund) in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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    17. Trelleborg and China take action for bluer skies

      Trelleborg Wheel Systems implements new environmental measures at its China facilities linked to the country’s “three-year action plan for Blue Sky protection” to reduce air pollution, as per the 2016 Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

      Paolo Pompei, President of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “With sustainability in mind, Trelleborg is continuously investing in its state-of-the-art facilities in China, which have been set up in synergy with the environment and people.

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    18. Recycling plastic- TechniSoil repaves California road with bottles

      Recycling plastic- TechniSoil repaves California road with bottles

      Jorge L. Ortiz USA TODAY Plastic bottles by the side of a road are a common sight, an unseemly reminder of how often consumer products are discarded carelessly. Now some of those bottles may become part of the road. A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits.

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    19. TIA resets centennial events for 2021

      BOWIE, Md. — Reacting to the cancellation of the 2020 SEMA Show, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is moving its centennial celebrations — originally scheduled for the week of Nov. 2 in Las Vegas — to November 2021 to coincide with the 2021 SEMA Show.

      The Specialty Equipment Market Association disclosed Aug. 5 its decision to cancel the 2020 SEMA Show due to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic presents in trying to stage a major convention and trade show.

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    20. Bridgestone releases new Sustainability Report for 2019-2020

      Bridgestone has published its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s new Mid-Long Term Business Strategy, as well as its efforts to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

      In this report, Bridgestone reveals New Mid-term Environmental Targets – Milestone 2030 – aiming to accelerate the company’s ambition toward “decoupling” to further reduce its environmental impact.

      “Sustainability is an indispensable part of all of the Group’s activities and are core elements of our growth strategies and corporate culture,” said Bridgestone’s Global CEO and Representative Executive Officer Shuichi Ishibashi. “Recognizing this, we have kicked off initiatives to more deeply integrate sustainability strategies into our daily operations. We see tremendous business and social opportunity in co-creating new value with our employees, partners, customers and others. We’re pleased to share more about our strategy and approach within this Sustainability Report.”

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    21. Elastomers for Sustainability Top 10

      The top entries for the inaugural staging of ERJ’s new Elastomers for Sustainability initiative has now been decided by our judging panel led by leading experts in the field of polymer science & technology.

      E4S is an industry-first sustainability initiative, designed to highlight significant advances for end-user sectors including automotive, tires, automotive components, construction, consumer, industrial and medical.

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    22. The Tire Industry Project shares 15 years of TRWP research

      Geneva, 23 July 2020: The Tire Industry Project (TIP) is the leading forum for the tire industry on sustainability issues. Marking our 15th anniversary, we are sharing, free-of-charge, our scientific research on tire and road wear particles (TRWP), eliminating the fees often required to review scientific papers.

      Peer-reviewed studies from more than a decade of research into TRWP – the tiny debris produced by necessary friction between tires and road surface – are now available free-of-charge online. By sharing these studies, TIP hopes to reach stakeholders who may have previously been discouraged by paywalls.

      TIP is committed to making important contribution to the scientific understanding of TRWP and its potential impacts on human health and the environment. 

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    23. Orion Engineered Carbons Commissions New Air Emissions Controls at U.S. Facility

      HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, today announced that it has successfully completed a significant upgrade of its emissions controls at its plant in Orange, Texas. As a result of these actions, the site complies with strengthened environmental standards which reduce the site’s emission permits for NOx and SO2 by 2,300 metric tons of air pollutant emissions per year.

       

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