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Tyre recycling sector to be represented at RWM for the first time

Australian research and trials shows positive outcome for rubber in concrete

Queensland denies $5m grant to Green Tyre Distillation

After successful production tests, Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Limited has today placed three initial orders for serial delivery of Enviro's recovered carbon black (EnviroCB) for production of solid tyres.

UK company, Roadmender is offering a range of pelletised rubberised bitumen that can be used on site by adding to asphalt mixes at the point of use. Available in 20Kg bags the unique pelletised bitumen addresses issues over transporting wet pour asphalt from the plant to site, reducing waste and transport costs.

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema)of Uganda, has issued a 21-day ultimatum to a tyre and plastic recycling plant to stop oil spillage and carbon emissions.
The factory in Nyimbwa Sub-county in Luweero District reportedly releases black smoke that produces a foul smell.

Traceability of tyres is a huge issue for the tyre recovery sector. When tyres end up in the wrong place, dumped or exported illegally, there is currently no traceability.  RFID company PragmatIC presented to the TRA Forum their solution for legitimate recyclers.

 

At the TRA Forum on the 18th June, Howard Leberman from the Environment Agency announced that there was a very strong likelihood that existing T8 Exemptions on tyre processing would be removed, and the S2 Exemptions on tyre storage would almost certainly be tightened. By mid 2020.

The ECHA investigation into microplastics may effectively ban the use of <5mm crumb rubber infill

Speakers from Continental, Pirelli and Bridgestone at the Future Tire conference in Cologne spoke in depth about sustainability.  For recyclers in the audience, and there were fewer than there should have been, perhaps, there were some home truths hidden in the presentations.

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