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

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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. TRAC’s Board is also setting up a committee to launch the search for the new President (interested candidates can find the position requirements here: https://bit.ly/TRACPresident, and should forward inquiries to HR@tracanada.ca).

“Celebrating TRAC’s first centennial feels like an appropriate time for me to pass on the reins to the next generation of leaders in the Canadian tire and rubber industry,” says Maidment. “I have had the distinct privilege of serving as President of TRAC for the past 19 years and believe we have accomplished much together, though there is always more to do. On a personal note, working for TRAC and our industry has been the most rewarding experience I could ever have imagined for myself and I thank our Board and Members for the opportunity to serve this wonderful industry.”

“When people speak of the tire industry in Canada, they generally speak of Glenn Maidment,” says Paul Christou, TRAC’s Chair, and Controller at Goodyear Canada Inc.

Incoming Board Chair, Tony Mougios, and Canadian Zone Director – Consumer Products Division, Michelin North America said, “Glenn has been a fixture in the industry and an instrumental figure on all the key files the industry has been working on for the past 30 years. On behalf of all the TRAC’s members: “Thank you, Glenn, for the decades of faithful service and your contribution. Congratulations!””

About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.

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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“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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TRAC postpones 2020 centennial, recycling events until 2021

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is postponing a pair of events scheduled for this year— a centennial meeting/gala and rubber recycling symposium — until 2021 because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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Pyrolysis technology: Michelin partnering with Enviro

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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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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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