Trinseo Releases 9th Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced the release of its 2019 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which showcases how Trinseo is meeting or exceeding the highest standards of safety and environmental performance, while developing innovative solutions that benefit our world. This is the ninth report since the Company’s formation in 2010, and has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Core Option.

 

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Enviro updates tire recycling plant plans in light of new business strategy

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For over a year, Scandinavian Enviro Systems has been negotiating with Danish company WindSpace, EE-TDF Cleveland in the US, and Canadian company Treadcraft concerning the construction of numerous tire recycling plants, which will be outfitted with Enviro’s tire recycling technology.

The previously communicated deadline for when the agreement was to be completed has now passed, but according to the company this will not affect the outcome of the negotiations or the possibility of opening these plants.

In May last year Enviro signed an MoU with WindSpace detailing plans for the construction of a joint venture pyrolysis plant in Denmark within 18 months.

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Improving Brazilian NR competitiveness

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The Brazilian Natural Rubber Productive Chain has evolved a lot over the last 30 years. The country has planted about 250,000 hectares (of which just over 150,000 are in production).

Good productivity levels

Despite the average Brazilian productivity, according to the National Institute of Statistics (IBGE) data, the regions where the crop advances the most have good productivity levels. It is revealed that there is still a lot of potential for improvement.

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ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2019 to be held in Indonesia

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Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Annual Rubber Conference 2019 will be held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 7, 2019 with the theme ‘Adaptive and inclusive path to sustainable value chain. The event will start at 9 am. The opening session will see participation of representatives from the governments of Indonesia ad Thailand.

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Enviro and WindSpace to build tire recycling plant

Scandinavian Enviro Systems has signed an MoU with WindSpace, a Danish company that develops environmental and renewable energy technologies and solutions, to establish a new recycling plant in Denmark.

The agreement is valid for a period of 18 months and will involve the opening of a plant capable of recycling 30,000 tonnes of end-of-life tires per year.

“The ambition is to start the project with WindSpace and their co-investors in 2019,” said Thomas Sörensson, CEO Enviro.

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Pirelli adapting its electrifying performance for mobility changes

Pirelli may be synonymous with traditional ideas of high performance, but in 2019 the tyre manufacturer is increasingly adapting what this segment of the market can mean. Earlier in 2019, Pirelli reported that tyres made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy had risen from 20 per cent a decade ago to 29.8 per cent in 2018 – not only that, but Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales.

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BKT shows social commitment

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You’ve probably heard about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a term that identifies the ethical and social initiatives companies undertake in order to protect the environment and the community. CSR activities are increasingly common nowadays. Fortunately, you don’t have to operate in a specific industry in order to make a positive difference in the world. 

At BKT, we have always been committed in this field. For years, we have been implementing a production and business model that pays close attention to protecting the environment and surrounding communities. Our goal is to put people and their well-being at the center of our decisions. Over the last decade, we have launched a series of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities nearby.

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BMW joins Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

MUNICH, Germany—German car maker BMW A.G. has joined the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, a coalition of stakeholders from across the natural rubber value-chain, including many major tire makers.

The move is a “rather logical approach,” considering the amount of rubber used in the automotive industry, the Munich-based company said.

“BMW needs around 24,000 (metric) tons of rubber a year for tires alone,” the company said, noting this decision links to its efforts to combat climate change.

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Future Tire: Tires could give new life to packaging waste

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Cologne, Germany – Recycled styrene from plastic waste streams has the capability to be “upcycled” in tires, according to Sandra Hofmann, global technology & innovation director, synthetic rubber, Trinseo.

“The question is, how to transform from a linear production model to something which enables the circular economy,” said Hofmann, during a presentation to Future Tire Conference 2019, held in Cologne, 11-12 June.

Polystyrene, according to Hofmann, has “a very unique feature” in that it…

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Jury still out on new Canadian scrap tire program

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.—Extended producer responsibility for scrap tires is here to stay, according to Glenn Maidment, president of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

But the jury is still out on individual producer responsibility (IPR), Mr. Maidment told his audience at the 35th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference, held recently in Hilton Head.

Under a directive from the Waste-Free Ontario Act of 2015, tire manufacturers and importers in Ontario officially closed out Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), their industry-funded recycling organization, in January 2019.

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