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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Tire Stewardship Manitoba 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report reflects the commitment to enduring achievements by Manitoba’s tire recycling program operated by Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM). The TSM five-year program plan was approved by the Minister of Sustainable Development to June 30, 2023. The TSM program remains committed to making constant improvements in the collection and recycling of discarded tires and tubes in all regions of the province.

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Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies issues 2018 Annual Report

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CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2018 Annual Report.

The report features significant member achievements both in 2018 and cumulatively since the inception of their programs.

Building on our 2018 successes, 2019 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 2018 report is available on CATRA’s website in both English and French.

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Global reclaim rubber market poised to surge ahead

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Reclaim rubber is widely recognised as the third source of rubber after natural rubber and synthetic rubber. According to experts, reclaimed rubber use is expected to grow slightly faster than that of natural rubber and synthetic rubber in the future, thanks to its increasing applications in various end-use industries, unique properties such as excellent versatility and durability, easy availability of raw material, reduced processing costs, and little negative impact on the environment.

The increasing use of reclaim rubber in various industrial applications such as automotive and aircraft tyres, footwear, cycle tyres, molded rubber goods, belts and hoses …

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Memphis revives Tire Redemption Program

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The City of Memphis has brought back its Tire Redemption Program as a way of reducing the amount of illegal scrap tire dumping in the area.

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CalRecycle issues more than $11 million in tire recycling grants

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SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has issued grants totaling nearly $11.1 million to 31 communities and nine businesses to fund projects that further the productive use of waste tires.

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Tire Industry Mourns the Loss of Mike Hennessy

The tire industry lost another major figure in B.C. and Canada with the recent passing of Mike Hennessy. Mike was one of the original key operations staff who helped create the initial start-up of BC’s Financial Incentives for Recycling Scrap Tires (FIRST) program in the early 1990s. He and his team managed FIRST through to 2007 when he was asked to help transition the FIRST program to a producer responsibility model. He then became the first Executive Director of Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) until his retirement in 2014. Today, TSBC is considered one of the premier tire stewardship organizations in the world.

Mike was also instrumental through his work with the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies (CATRA) lending his operational experience and expertise, and helping all provinces achieve better outcomes from end-of-life tire management.   

USTMA’s Anne Luke says sustainability efforts to continue

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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Sustainable Natural Rubber Production in Latin America

For the past 5 years the concept of Sustainable Natural rubber has gained some attention in Latin America.

Guatemala was the first country on the region to pioneer on that subject having developed several projects ranging from  FSC ® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications up to Carbon Credit emissions.

Colombia for its turn, have created recently a Carbon Taxation system that was the genesis for a national carbon credit market with great potential as a tool to promote low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector, being Natural Rubber an excellent choice.

In Brazil, sustainable natural rubber production has gained momentum, specially since 2016, when Pirelli…

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LANXESS rated among best 10% of global companies

Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS is to be represented in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year. Starting from September 24, 2018, LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the eighth time in a row. The group will also be included in the DJSI Europe again. Only the best 10% of the global companies analyzed in each sector are included in the DJSI World, while the best 20 % of companies headquartered in Europe are included in the DJSI Europe.

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