Government & Legislation News

In this section of the Tyre & Rubber Recycling website, you will be able to read about political and legislative matters that could be due to impact the industry.

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) congratulates the vision set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) at its meeting held Friday 9 August in Cairns.

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has announced plans to ban the export of plastic, paper, glass and tyre waste.

After years of indecision the waste disposal issues in New Zealand finally look like there may be some structure put in place to deal with waste arisings.

The International Rubber Study Group has long been concerned with sustainability. In a discussion with the Secretary General Salvatore Pinizzotto, Tyre and Rubber Recycling heard how until recently the main focus of the IRSG had been on the sustainability in the natural rubber value chain.

Recycled tyre rubberised asphalt is being now trialled on the M1 motorway by Highways England

International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) sign agreement

The material recovery from scrap tyres in Germany has again increased, while thermal recycling continues to decline. 

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first of a two part characterisation of crumb rubber used in artificial turf.

Environment Minister Sergio Costa was present in Caserta when the city’s first full size artificial turf pitch was opened for use.

The ECHA consultation on microplastics looked like the end of tyre granulate infill by default. The focus of the ECHA consultation was the addition of microplastics to cosmetics, cleaners and fertilisers.

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