Lanxess to sell stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

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COLOGNE, Germany–Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco.

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Tire Stewardship Manitoba Receives Approval from the Minister

Manitoba’s Minister of Sustainable Development has approved Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s (www.tirestewardshipmb.ca) five-year Plan. The Plan describes the current program for regulated tires and the priorities for the next five-year period in the context of the approval criteria set forth in the Regulation. The Approval became effective July 1, 2018 and will expire on June 30, 2023.

Tire Stewardship BC (www.tsbc.ca), which operates under a similar model, has submitted its five-year Stewardship Plan  to the Ministry of Environment for approval on June 22, 2018, and expects Minister’s Approval in the upcoming months.

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The Government of Yukon announced amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation

The Government of Yukon announced amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation to support waste diversion and enhance recycling. These amendments are based on information from established systems in other Canadian jurisdictions and consultation with Yukoners. 

The amended regulation changes categories of tires and surcharges on the sale of new tires sold in Yukon. These changes support continued tire recycling, and maintain the free drop-off at local depots. The new surcharges and redefined categories are listed in …

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What to expect at the TRAC Rubber Recycling Symposium

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium is set for November 7 to 8, 2018 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada.

With the theme for this year ‘Taking Sustainability to the Next Level’, the symposium will bring together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting …

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Trinseo Releases 8th Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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BERWYN, Pa.- Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today has published its 2018 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest standards of safety and environmental performance, and developing innovative solutions that benefit our world.

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Ecolomondo to set up pyrolysis plant in Ontario

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ST. LAURENT, Quebec—Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo Corp. is planning to set up a tire-recycling plant in Hawkesbury, Ontario, to showcase its thermal decomposition process technology.

The company has acquired a 13.4-acre plot land for the project with site work set to begin immediately. Hawkesbury is a town of about 10,000 inhabitants in eastern Ontario on the Ottawa River near the border with Quebec.

Construction work will start on the 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in autumn 2018 with completion scheduled for the second or third quarter of 2019, Ecolomondo said.

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Tire Industry already embracing AI

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COLOGNE, Germany — Artifical Intelligence technologies are here and will gain widespread adoption in tire factories much sooner than the industry expects.

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Early bird deadline for 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium approaching

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NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Prospective attendees have until Aug. 31 to receive the $495 Canadian (approximately $380 U.S.) early bird registration rate for the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium.

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” is the theme of the symposium, which is scheduled for Nov. 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls. The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association and eTracks Tire Management Systems are co-sponsors, according to a TRAC press release.

“The symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors (and) the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations,” TRAC said. Officials from government and academic institutions also will attend, the association said.

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Tire Industry Project support launch of new Tire Product Category Rules

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Tire Industry Project (TIP), a global, CEO-led imitative by 11 leading tire companies that promotes sustainable development in the tire industry, support the launch of new Product Category Rules (PCRs) for the tire industry. The PCRs will ensure compliance to information and transparency standards when creating an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) – an independently verified and registered environmental label for the lifecycle impacts of a product.

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Ontario Used Tire Collection Data – 2015, 2016 & 2017

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Consistent with the approved Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan (WUP), OTS has prepared an analysis of used tire collection in different areas of the province for 2015, 2016 and 2017. This information is presented by used tire type and reflects the number of units of each used tire type picked-up from Collectors in each geographic zone.

The zones have been designed to offer a more detailed picture of where used tires are generated in the province, while still protecting the sensitive business information of Collectors and Haulers in/servicing these areas.

OTS 2015 – 2017 Used Tire Collection Data
(Note: the data will download as an Excel file)

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