Tire Stewardship Manitoba Receives Approval from the Minister

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.

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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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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) Ceo Rich Kramer on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

AKRON, Ohio, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today reported results for the second quarter and first half of 2018.

“We delivered strong operating performance in the quarter highlighted by impressive volume growth in our mature markets where we regained share, particularly in the more profitable 17 inch and greater rim sizes in the U.S. and Europe,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Additionally, we achieved our price/mix and net cost savings goals for the quarter.”

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Sustainable rubber, autonomous vehicles on industry agenda

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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The tire industry has seen big changes in the last decade witnessed by how the aftermarket is split up, and will see even bigger changes in the future brought on by new automotive technologies, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. Speaking at the recent Clemson Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, he said of 209 million replacement passenger tires shipped in the U.S. in 2017, 144 million were imported.

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What to expect at the TRAC Rubber Recycling Symposium

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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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Trinseo Releases 8th Annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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BERWYN, Pa.- Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today has published its 2018 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report , which showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest standards of safety and environmental performance, and developing innovative solutions that benefit our world.

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Goodyear Highlights Continuous Improvement in Annual Corporate Responsibility Report

AKRON, OhioJuly 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today released its annual report on corporate responsibility performance. The report summarizes the company’s actions in 2017 in key focus areas.

“In 1898, Goodyear was founded on the values of quality, integrity and responsibility, and those same values continue to guide our decisions and actions today,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “We take our corporate responsibility seriously, working every day to the benefit of our customers, our associates and our communities, while minimizing our impact on the environment.” 

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Ecolomondo to set up pyrolysis plant in Ontario

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ST. LAURENT, Quebec—Canadian cleantech company Ecolomondo Corp. is planning to set up a tire-recycling plant in Hawkesbury, Ontario, to showcase its thermal decomposition process technology.

The company has acquired a 13.4-acre plot land for the project with site work set to begin immediately. Hawkesbury is a town of about 10,000 inhabitants in eastern Ontario on the Ottawa River near the border with Quebec.

Construction work will start on the 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in autumn 2018 with completion scheduled for the second or third quarter of 2019, Ecolomondo said.

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Hankook Tire Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award From Groupe Renault

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Hankook Tire received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the global auto brand Groupe Renault at its Supplier Award ceremony.

Groupe Renault holds the Supplier Award ceremony annually to award its global partners for their most notable value. This year, it awarded 12 enterprises in five sectors: best service, design, innovation, purchasing sustainability and quality.

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Tyromer Wins 2018 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 – Tyromer Inc.  has won a 2018 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, BIG Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals with persistence, vision, and creativity. 

“We are proud to recognize Tyromer Inc. for their socially responsible and environmentally sustainable effort on waste tire recycling,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “Our judges felt that their vision and strategy make a significant impact in driving the circular economy in the tire industry, and gave Tyromer the highest rating as reflected by the Sustainability Leadership Award. Congratulations!”

The BIG Award for Sustainability Leadership continues the company’s upwards trajectory. Earlier this year Tyromer won an Edison Award Gold Medal, considered the “Oscars of Innovation,” in the category of Resource Re-use. Additionally, the Company was named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by Silicon Review Magazine.

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