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.
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.
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.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
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…
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.
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. …
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.
For all event details visit the event page.
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. …
Manitoba’s Minister of Sustainable Development has approved Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s (www.tirestewardshipmb.ca) 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 (www.tsbc.ca), 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.