RM of LdB Evaluates Rubber Road Construction

The RM of Lac du Bonnet hosted an information session on Aug. 7 to show other communities where the rubber meets the road. Facilitated by representatives from Reliable Tire Recycling (RTR) in Winnipeg, the purpose of the presentation was to review the use of rubber aggregate in road construction.

“Invitations were sent to approximately 50 RMs in the province,” said Keith Harris, special project manager for RTR, who welcomed representatives from the Towns of Winkler and

Altona, and the RMs of Fisher, Coldwell and De Salaberry to the presentation. Last year, the RM of Lac du Bonnet used rubber aggregate to repair a stretch of Red Deer Road that had been particularly susceptible to frost damage in the past. They were pleased to report the application has been effective. …

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Congratulations to Enns Tire, Winner of Schrader’s June Social Media Contest

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Winter tire changeover in Canada is known as the busy season for most tire repair shops. During the entire month of June, Schrader offered a half day TPMS training session and TPMS starter kit to one lucky tire shop located in Canada. Shops entered this contest by completing a short survey with information regarding their daily TPMS operations and the winner was selected based on their current need for valuable training.

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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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Bridgestone Americas Making Marketing Leadership Changes

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Bridgestone Americas is making some leadership changes within the marketing organization for the company’s consumer tire business and Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO). These changes follow the announcement that Phil Pacsi, vice president, sports and events marketing and training, will retire after 36 years with the company, effective Sept. 30.

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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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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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Michelin introduces ag tires, sponsors skid-steer demo on Tweel

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Michelin North America Inc. exhibited two new agricultural tires, the Michelin CrossGrip and the Michelin AxioBib2, at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm expo in Saskatoon.

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Tire Dealers Association Canada Show and Conference

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TDA Canada announces plans to hold its 2018 National Convention and Trade Show at the Delta Marriott Airport Hotel and Conference Centre September 13th- 15th Mississauga Ontario.

The 2018 Trade Show is being hosted by Ontario Tire Dealers Association and to date has attracted over 60 industry exhibitors. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business,’ and will include a forum and open discussion on new scrap tires regulations.

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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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