Michelin Acquires Lehigh Technologies, a Specialty Materials Company

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GREENVILLE, S.C.Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin today announced that it has acquired Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that uses patented cryogenic turbo mill technology to transform rubber from end-of-life tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products, reducing the amount of raw materials initially needed, such as elastomers and fillers from oil- and rubber-based sources.

“We are always looking for ways to achieve safer and more sustainable mobility, including by using high-technology recycled materials, without compromising safety or other performances, while consuming less of the natural resources that are available in finite stocks,” said Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “

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Aliapur targets cement industry

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LYON, France—French scrap tire management company Aliapur is launching an international media campaign to promote the use of its tire shreds as an alternative fuel for the cement industry.

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Liberty Tire Recycling Appoints Thomas Womble as CEO, Prepares for Next Phase of Company’s Growth

PITTSBURGHAug. 28, 2017  /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, today appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer. Womble has been with Liberty Tire since 2001 and previously served as Liberty Tire’s chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations for 28 manufacturing sites in eight regions throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his new role as CEO, Womble will lead the company’s next phase of growth.  

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Redisa under liquidation

To safeguard the program’s assets and operations, the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) was placed under the liquidation.

Dr. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, filed an urgent application at the Cape Town High Court to eliminate Redisa. Reportedly, the reason for elimination was Redisa’s intention to cease scrap tire collection.

Afterwards, the court appointed a liquidator to take immediate control over the organization including incentives to carry out the approved Integrated Industry Waste Tire Management Plan (IIWTMP). The Cabinet approved a policy decision to reshape the funding model which would affect financing of Redisa’s IIWTMP. According to the policy review, those changes were to align the funding model with the scope of the existing public finance management system.

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Emterra Group again named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

For the second consecutive year, Emterra Group has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. The acknowledgement is granted by Mediacorp Canada in its Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The announcement, made annually as part of Earth Day celebrations was published in The Globe and Mail. Emterra Group was the only organization in the recycling and waste management sector to be recognized for this award.

“We congratulate Emterra Group on being one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2017. It’s a wonderful achievement,” said Richard Yerema of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Employers like Emterra have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.”

Canada’s Greenest Employers recognizes organizations that are leaders in sustainable operations and foster a culture for environmental stewardship for their stakeholders. Candidates for the award are evaluated on the following criteria: (1) unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed; (2) whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint; (3) whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and (4) whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity to attract new people to the organization.

“We are in an era in which equitable social and sustainable outcomes matter as much as economic outcomes,” said Emmie Leung, CEO of Emterra Group. “People want to make better purchasing decisions and support organizations that are working towards a sustainable future. Being recognized by Mediacorp Canada reaffirms we are doing the right thing. We are moving in the right direction.”

Emterra Group is being recognized for this award because of the significant infrastructure investments it has made to reduce greenhouse gas emission through its network of material recovery facilities, compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and fleet of CNG collection vehicles. The awards committee also recognized Emterra Group for its Make Your Contribution at the Curb™ Community Care Program ™ and the added public education and promotion support it lends to smaller communities so they too can divert more waste from the landfill.

“Being recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers two years in a row is something we are proud of.  We could not do this without our team of employees who share our passion for sustainability,” adds Emmie. “I think back to this past December. It was a frigid day in Winnipeg and there were our Emterra members volunteering their time to deliver refurbished bikes recovered from the landfill to kids. Now that is a team; that is a group of individuals who are working together to build a stronger, cleaner and greener community.” 

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C2C certification for Klean Industries’ pyrolysis plant

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Canada-based gasification and pyrolysis waste conversion technologies provider Klean Industries Inc. shares that one of its facilities has become the world’s first tyre pyrolysis plant to receive Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certification. This C2C certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC follows a 12-month study of the Klean Industries production process and the end uses of the recycled carbon and oil products that derive from it.

According to the company, one factor that sets it apart from other tyre pyrolysis technologies is its ability to convert tyre char into products that are utilised by end users in a multitude of product applications. “This is accomplished using our proprietary technologies that produce a recovered carbon black (rCB) to a standard unseen by any other technology providers, hence our commercial success,” shares Klean Industries in a statement. As far as the company is aware, it is currently the only group re-integrating recovered carbon black in new tyres with major tyre manufacturers around the globe.

Klean Industries’ certifications for technology and products include: ISO 9001, 14001, 14064, 14067; CE and UL ECOLOGO certifications; Carbon Footprint Certificates; Green Product Certificate; REACH Certification; EPD ClassII Enviro-Labeling 485 & 486; Cradle to Cradle Certified.

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Sweden’s Enviro to build tire recycling plant in China

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Recycled carbon black company Enviro Systems Inc. and Chinese state-owned Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co. Ltd. have agreed  to set up a turnkey recycling plant in southern China.

Guangdong-based Vanlead is among the largest tire-making groups in south China, according to Enviro. The company goes to market with the Wanli Tire and Diamond Tire brands.

Construction of the new facility, which will have 30,000 metric ton per year capacity, is set to start later this year in Guangdong, the city where Vanlead is based, according to Enviro. The facility will supply Vanlead’s production units throughout China, according to a memorandum of understanding. 

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It’s interesting times for tyre recycling industry

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Mike Hinsey,International Vice President, Granutech Saturn Systems, USA, a leading industrial recycling systems manufacturer, is widely considered to be a legend in the tyre recycling industry. He has been with Granutech for 33 long years and has been instrumental in taking the company to the world’s Top 3 position. Among the awards and accolades won by him include the coveted award from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), USA, the largest recycling association in the world, for his outstanding contribution to the recycling industry.

In an interview to Rubber Asia on the sidelines of India Rubber Expo (IRE) 2017 in Chennai, he explains the high points of his 33-year-long association with Granutech and shares his views on wide-ranging issues such as the current status and future prospects of tyre recycling industry, the problem of mounting tyre wastes, recent innovations/improvements made in tyre recycling technology etc.

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Vista Releases Update on WTE and Tire Recycling Operations

Vista International Technologies, Inc (OTCBB:VVIT) a pioneer in efficient Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technology, is pleased to give investors an update on recent events in its Waste to Energy (WTE) and tire recycling operations.

Vista’s commercial scale pilot next-generation gasification unit (MFG-8 Thermal Gasifier) has recently completed its independent (third party) testing. The Company is now waiting for the results of this testing, which will be available in the next 3-4 weeks.

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Tire recycler Aliapur keeps a lid on costs

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Lyon, France – Amid all the price-rise announcement for new tires, French used tire collection and management company Aliapur has signalled some stability, at least in the recycling arena.

For 2017, Aliapur has announced that the ‘eco-contribution’ will remain unchanged for all categories of tires. The levy, therefore, remains at €1.25 for all passenger car tires, which account for two thirds of the total annual collection.

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