2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada

This symposium brings 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 our industry’s goals.

 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be. 

When:

November 7-8, 2018

Where:

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada

 

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TRAC Provides the Ministry with Recommendations on the Proposed End-of-life Tire Regulation in Ontario

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca), which represents 16 major global tire manufacturers operating in Canada, as well as selected tire recyclers and suppliers, is pleased to offer its observations and recommendations to what is a very bold plan by Ontario to introduce individual producer responsibility for end-of-life tire management. Allowing individual market players to make… 

Read the TRAC recomendation on RRCEA Tire Regulation here.

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How to up-cycle used tires into everyday items

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Tires are made up of approximately five gallons of oil, and other materials such as steel, fabric, wiring, and chemical compounds. Over hundreds of years these products eventually breakdown, but they do not biodegrade. They will continue to breakdown into microscopic pieces like plastic. As they breakdown, they leave behind residue that contaminates the soil leaving it damaged for years to come.

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Emmie Leung Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful

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Over the past 40 years, Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group, has led her company from a fledging, one-woman start-up, to a widely recognized and regarded leader in waste recycling and resource management. During the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Awards in Toronto, Emmie was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Winners in the category of Entrepreneurs.  

In the Women’s Executive Network’s announcement, Sherri Stevens, President & CEO of PhaseNyne (parent company of Women’s Executive Network – WXN) stated, “The Top 100 Awards showcases the leaders that are helping to drive positive change and progress and to remind us of the importance of empowering women in our workforce.”

“This award program recognizes women who have pushed the boundaries and are in a constant pursuit of leadership excellence,” said Emmie. “It is a complete honor to be included with this group of exemplary people and to be recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.”  

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Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads

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Where the rubber hits the road Where the rubber not only hits, but is in, the roads. Pic: supplied The Australian X Few motorists would realise that the rubber their car rolls on can, when it reaches the end of its life, become better roads for the same drivers to enjoy. With Australia generating 56 million used tyres per year, there is huge potential to turn an environmental challenge into an opportunity to improve Australia’s roads.

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High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems

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High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems High-tech manufacturing turning old tyres into better irrigation systems The Australian X It seems unlikely that discarded tyres could help valuable crops grow but that is exactly what the work of two Geelong based joint high-tech manufacturing companies is making happen.

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‘It is an eyesore’: Tire piles grow after cuts to Sask. recycling program

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Some rural residents in Saskatchewan are upset since the Ministry of Environment put the brakes on a program that used to clean up tires on private property and farmland. “Honestly, it is an eyesore,” said Leslie Clark, a councillor for the RM of Parkdale, surrounding the hamlet of Glaslyn in northwest Saskatchewan. The cleanup of scrap tires from 227 RMs in the province was completed for $5.34 million.

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Ontario students use recycled tires in OTS-sponsored design project

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TORONTO—Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires to redesign a community space as part of Ontario Tire Stewardship’s third Student Design Challenge.

Dubbed the “Shaw Bench,” the installation on Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace includes a sustainable, integrated bench and bike rack, according to the OTS.

The bench’s modular design makes the bench highly adaptable, allowing for a variety of configurations, it said.

The OTS held a competition in June 2016, with 32 students from five post-secondary schools participating, the stewardship organization said.

OTS Student Design Challenge participants attended a three-day “Design Jam,” working alongside industry professionals to develop recycled rubber-based design concepts and present them to judges, it said.

The winners, who went on to design the “Shaw Bench,” included:

  • From University of Toronto Landscape Design, Andrey Chernykh, Leonard Flot and Tim Kwok, and;
  • From Sheridan College Industrial Design, Alexandra D’Oliviera, Michael Mofina, Patrick Marchent and Neil Smith.

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Birla Carbon awarded EcoVadis gold rating

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ATLANTA—EcoVadis recognized Birla Carbon with a gold rating for advanced sustainable practice for the second consecutive year. The rating comes after a review of Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices after the release of its fifth sustainability report, “Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business.”

Birla Carbon’s score places it in the top 1 percent of more than 30,000 in all categories.

The firm said that in 2017, it aligned itself to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that are linked to the three key levers of its Sustainable Operational Excellence strategy—people, product and process.

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Pyrolyx commences construction of new recovered CB plant

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Construction is now underway for Pyrolyx’s new recovered carbon black plant in Terre Haute in Indiana, USA, which will reportedly be the most advanced of its kind.

German supplier, Zeppelin Group, will be responsible for the design, development and overall management of the entire project.

Each year the plant will recycle around four million used tires, producing 12,900 tons of recovered carbon black, as well as pyrolysis oil and steel.

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