Liberty Tire Recycling sold to investor firm

The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm based in Washington, has announced that it has agreed to sell Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling to ECP, an investor with a reputation in the environmental and sustainable solutions sector. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

Liberty, a tire recycling services provider, has a network of more than 25 processing plants and flexible collection service offerings nationwide. According to a news release from the Carlyle Group, Liberty saves more than 190 million tires per year from the waste stream, recycling approximately 3 billion pounds of rubber for sustainable materials and products. Carlyle Strategic Partners IV, an investment fund managed by Carlyle, led a recapitalization transaction to become the company’s majority equity sponsor in December 2017.

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Ontario’s RPRA Consults on Proposed 2021 Registry Fees for Tires, Batteries and Electronics

Consultation open for feedback until May 14, 2021

The Authority is consulting on its proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the Authority annually to cover the Authority’s costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.

As in 2020, producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, the Batteries Regulation and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation are required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2021 (i.e. producers of tires, batteries and information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual (ITT/AV) equipment).

This proposal outlines the proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics.

The Authority intends to consult on its proposed 2021 Registry fees for Blue Box materials and Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) once the final Blue Box and HSP regulations are released. It is expected that producers obligated under the Blue Box and HSP regulations will also be required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2021.

Provide your feedback

We are hosting two webinars to review the proposed fees and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. The same information will be presented at each session. Sign up for a consultation webinar below:

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback by email to [email protected]All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before May 14, 2021.

The Authority will consider the feedback received during this consultation to finalize the 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. The final fees will be posted to the Authority’s website, as well as a report summarizing the consultation process and stakeholder feedback, and stakeholders will be notified when they have been posted.

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EcoGreen Equipment Honored as #1 Tire Recycling Supplier for Global Recircle Awards

U.S.-based manufacturer of tire recycling machinery beats out European competitors for international awards program that recognizes excellence in tire recycling.

With the world consuming 1.5 billion tires each year, the Recircle Awards are designed to recognize companies in the tire manufacturing, retreading and recycling industries that eliminate waste in support of the circular economy. The annual event was held virtually this year and was sponsored by Autopromotec and two leading trade journals: Tyre & Rubber Recycling and Retreading Business.

ECO Green won out against four internationally recognized suppliers to the recycling industry. “We were up against the Big Daddies in this field, including Denmark-based Eldan Recycling,” said Brad Swenson, ECO Green President. “Our company is smaller and younger than some of our competitors, but that hasn’t stopped us from distinguishing ourselves. We were honored to be recognized alongside the biggest names in tire recycling.”

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The Individual Producer Responsibility Shift for Tires in Ontario

In Canada, the Ontario government has been conducting an experiment in the province for the last two years.  Following the passing of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016(RRCEA) and Regulation 225/18-Tires, the “scrap tire” industry effectively transitioned from a government program to the private sector.

From Public to Private: How the Tire Industry Shifted

Based on this law, end-of-life (EOL) tires were no longer viewed as waste; they became a resource.  Not only were tires now viewed as a potential raw material for other products, but the companies who sold them into the Ontario marketplace had full responsibility for their end-of-life collection, management and recycling. …

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Kal Tire nears launch of OTR tire recycling facility in Chile

Kal Tire’s new off-the-road (OTR) tire recycling facility in Antofagasta, Chile, is getting closer to full start-up.

One of two thermal conversion reactors has successfully completed commissioning and is now undergoing full load tests to process 20,000 kg of tires, the equivalent of five 63″ tires. Commissioning of the facility’s second reactor is nearly complete and full production is in sight.

“Kal Tire is committed to solving one of our customers biggest challenges with scrap tires—the disposal of them,” says Dan Allan, senior vice president, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. “There have been many learnings to get to this stage, but we wanted to ensure we were building a recycling facility to the highest standards in every aspect of design, safety and environmental considerations.”

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Scrap Tire News | March 2021 Edition

In This Issue:

Kentucky Accepting Grant Applications For Crumb Rubber and Recycled Tire Projects

EnviroRail Changes Future Of Railroad Maintenance With Mechanical Concrete

Barclay Roto-Shred Has New Owners

KB Industries Forms New Sustainable Divisions …

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RPRA Announces Consultation on Distribution of the Ontario Tire Stewardship Surplus

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is consulting on Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) plan to return remaining Used Tires Program surplus funds to stewards. The plan was developed by Grant Thornton Limited, the court appointed OTS liquidator, as a Surplus Funds Addendum to the Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan. The proposed addendum includes:

  • which tire classes are eligible to share in the surplus
  • a proposed methodology to allocate funds to stewards
  • a proposal to address the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ direction that the surplus funds returned to stewards be used to benefit consumers

You can review the proposed addendum and provide your feedback between January 29 and February 26, 2021. Learn more about the consultation process.

The Authority is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to present the proposed addendum, answer questions and solicit feedback from stakeholders.  

Register for the Webinar

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback via email to  [email protected]. All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Cleaner, stronger, harder: New tech improves sustainable concrete

Researchers have developed a new technology to manufacture concrete made from recycled materials that is stronger and more durable than the traditional product.

Recycled concrete aggregates made with everything from coffee cups to building rubble offer huge environmental benefits, from reducing landfill and COemissions, to saving natural resources and boosting the circular economy.

Despite ongoing improvements however, challenges with matching the strength and durability of traditional concrete have hindered the practical application of these sustainable alternatives.

Now researchers from RMIT have developed a new method for casting prefabricated concrete products made with rubber tyres and construction and demolition waste that are up to 35% stronger than traditional concrete.

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ECO Green Equipment announces new sales representatives in Europe

ECO Green Equipment – one of the leading end-of-life tire recycling equipment manufacturers and technology suppliers worldwide – has announced updates to its European sales team. Alejandro Grases and Ricardo Ayala recently joined ECO Green Equipment as sales representatives and from now on represent the European branch of the company.

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ETRMA welcomes the EU Commission commitment to scope the development of possible further Union-wide end-of-waste (EoW) and by-product criteria (BP).

In the context of the “Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Together for a cleaner and more competitive Europe” running on 3-4 November 2020, ETRMA joins forces to bring further the EU Commission commitment to scope, during 2020-2021, the development of possible further Unionwide end-of-waste (EoW) and by-product criteria (BP).

This scoping exercise will help the Commission to make informed decisions on the need to adopt EU-wide EoW and/or BP criteria. Under a circular economy perspective, such harmonized criteria would allow by-products from production processes to be widely recognized in the Union as nonwaste and, facilitate its use in the economy. It would also allow waste to be recovered and widely recognized in the Union as a safe and high quality secondary raw material at the level to compete with raw materials and free to be shipped over the Member States’ borders with minimum administrative burdens.


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