NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
Growth opportunities abound in the global market for artificial turf as residential and commercial property owners increasingly focus on ways of keeping lawns green even during the rising incidences of draughts across the globe. Along with providing an easy way of conserving the water otherwise spent on keeping natural grass alive, artificial grass, or artificial turf as it is often referred to, helps eliminate the need for timely maintenance, elimination in the amount of hazardous chemicals that natural grass lawns are subjected to, and are cost efficient owing to long workable life.
With the temperature taking a nosedive, it’s time to rethink our relationship with recycled rubber products and learn how our homes (and the environment!) can benefit from them this time of year. As we transition into a new season, we’re sharing some helpful tips on ways you can help divert waste while incorporating different green products into your living space.
As January 1st, 2019 approaches, eTracks provides customers with more details on the Tire Recovery Fees surrounding the Medium Truck and OTR Tires. eTracks has calculated the 2019 MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee and has determined that the rates are to be remitted by Producers when reporting tire supply to eTracks Tire Management Systems. …
BRUSSELS—”Bio-based, Sustainable, Critical: Natural Rubber and its Future” is the theme of a meeting scheduled for Brussels Nov. 15, to be co-sponsored by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association and the International Rubber Study Group.
The two-hour session at the Hotel Le Plaza will begin with an introduction by the European Commission on how responsible, sustainable sourcing of natural rubber can support the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Technically-specified rubber futures will start trading on October 9, according to President Takamichi Hamada. Trading volumes will probably exceed ribbed-smoked-sheet rubber, the type currently traded on Tocom, in the short term, Hamada, 68, said in an interview in Tokyo. The exchange is also aiming to surpass volumes on Singapore Exchange, he said.
Tocom is Japan’s largest commodity exchange and has offered RSS rubber contracts for almost 66 years.
“The RPRA is responsible for creating and maintaining an electronic registry, overseeing and enforcing compliance by producers and service providers (collectors, haulers, retreaders, and processors),” explained Patrick Moran, Registrar of the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority.
The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is the regulatory body created by the Ontario government to enforce the new IPR requirements.
According to Goldstein Research, global tire recycling market is expected to grow from USD 0.95 billion in 2016, at a compounded annual growth rate of 2.1% over the forecast period 2016-2024. The increasing environmental concerns related to CO2 and scrap tires has led to adopt new strategies for recycling and reusing the waste tires and thus inducing the growth of the market.
The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, working with the tire industry, achieved a key milestone in the transition of Ontario’s tire recycling program. Approximately 34 million tires representing 93% of tires reported to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) between 2014 and 2016 were reported to the Authority by the August 31 deadline.
“This is an important achievement in transitioning the Used Tires Program to individual producer responsibility under the new Tires Regulation,” said Patrick Moran, the Authority’s Registrar. …
Washington – Tire-derived fuel and rubber-modified asphalt are the key growth areas in tire recycling, according to John Sheerin, director, end-of-life tire programs, at the US Tire Manufacturers Association.
But the paths of TDF and rubberised asphalt to market dominance haven’t exactly been straightforward, Sheerin said in an interview connected with the July 18 release of the USTMA’s 2017 Scrap Tire Report, which records progress in scrap tire abatement and end-use up to…