Liberty Tire Recycling acquires Lakin Tire

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PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired fellow tire recycler Lakin Tire, creating an enterprise with the capacity to collect over 180 million tires and generate 2.6 billion pounds of recycled rubber products annually.

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European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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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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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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