“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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CATRA issues 2019 Annual Report

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CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2019 Annual Report.

Introduced by Brett Eckstein, CATRA’s current Chair, the report features significant member achievements both in 2019 and cumulatively since the inception of their programs.

Building on our 2019 successes, 2020 is set to be another year of achievement and growth – full of opportunities for CATRA to support its members as they work closely with their respective governments to carry out their environmental and economic responsibilities.

The 2019 report is available on CATRA’s website in both English and French.

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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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Klean progresses with tire pyrolysis projects

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Vancouver, British Colombia – Canadian tire pyrolysis company Klean Industries Inc (Klean) is progressing with the construction of its production facilities in the UK and the US, the company has announced.

Having acquired Berlin-based Carbon Resources Recovery GMBH (CRR) in November, the company said in a recent statement that it has now selected an EPC partner for the delivery of its tire pyrolysis and recovered carbon projects.

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Tyromer appoints new director and chairman

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A developer of rubber devulcanization technology, Tyromer, has appointed Tom Corr as director and chairman. He will bring experience in commercialization, innovation, corporate management and board governance, the Canadian company said.

Corr’s academic degrees and certifications include a Doctor of Business Administration degree, an MBA from the University of Toronto, an advanced post graduate diploma in management consultancy and ICD.D certification as a corporate director.

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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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USTMA to issue ‘call to action’ on scrap tire issues at Dec. 4 recycling event

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is planning to issue a “call to action” on Dec. 4 at the 2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Conference in Greenville, S.C., to develop new “sustainable, circular end-use markets” for scrap tires.

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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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