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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Key milestone achieved in transition of tire recycling program

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, working with the tire industry, achieved a key milestone in the transition of Ontario’s tire recycling program. Approximately 34 million tires representing 93% of tires reported to Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) between 2014 and 2016 were reported to the Authority by the August 31 deadline.

“This is an important achievement in transitioning the Used Tires Program to individual producer responsibility under the new Tires Regulation,” said Patrick Moran, the Authority’s Registrar. …

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Program for 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Is Now Available


We have finalized the program and speaker lineup for the upcoming Rubber Recycling Symposium which will once again bring together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors and rubber recycling industry, including:

  • Major tire producers,
  • Leading research and technology enterprises,
  • Stewardship organizations,
  • Recycling agencies,
  • Government representatives,
  • ELT processors and other industry leaders.

This year’s Symposium offers a lineup of more than 20 executive speakers who will share their expertise and provide new insights into global trends and legislative initiatives with special attention on regulatory initiatives that promote tire recycling markets; updates on sustainable tire manufacturing, Tire Industry Project (under the banner of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development), market overview for tire-derived fuel, sports infill, and rubberized asphalt, and focus on transition to individual producer responsibility with focus on Ontario, Canada.


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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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Tire Stewardship Manitoba Receives Approval from the Minister

Manitoba’s Minister of Sustainable Development has approved Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s ( 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 (, 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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What to expect at the TRAC Rubber Recycling Symposium


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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Early bird deadline for 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium approaching


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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Ryse Solutions Inc. enters the marketplace as Canada’s first fully integrated Producer Responsibility Organization

(Burlington, Ontario – June 20, 2018) – Well known Canadian recycling and resource recovery pioneer Emmie Leung announced today that she has launched a new company, Ryse Solutions Inc., that is Canada’s first fully integrated producer responsibility organization offering compliance services and material recovery solutions and advice under one umbrella.

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Ryse Solutions is already up and running with the expertise, experience, equipment and facilities to deliver integrated solutions to producers, manufacturers, packaging suppliers, importers, distributors and retailers of products and packaging materials that are obligated under producer responsibility regulations across North America.

“Ryse Solutions is unmatched in this space. It is distinct from other producer responsibility organizations because we have the experience and direct access to a well-established, end-of-life product and packaging management infrastructure through partnerships with Emterra Group, Circular Polymers Group, Emterra Tire Recycling and other organizations,” says Leung, Ryse Solutions’ CEO.

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