Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has announced plans to ban the export of plastic, paper, glass and tyre waste. The move has been wholeheartedly supported by state and territory governments across Australia.
Government & Legislation News
New Zealand Heads Towards EPR for Waste Management
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.
IRSG Moves to Consider End of Life Rubber
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.
Highways England Get On-Board with Rubberised Asphalt
A section of road between junctions 23 to 22 on the southbound carriageway of the M1 near Leicester has been laid with the new surface which has been developed by Tarmac.
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding Between IRSG & GPSNR
The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) have agreed to build cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Material Recovery from German ELT Rises
The material recovery from scrap tyres in Germany has again increased, while thermal recycling continues to decline.
US EPA Issues Crumb Rubber Characterisation Report Part I
The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued the first of a two part characterisation of crumb rubber used in artificial turf.
Caserta Gets New Artificial Turf Pitch
Environment Minister Sergio Costa was present in Caserta when the city’s first full size artificial turf pitch was opened for use.
EC says no Plan to Ban Artificial Turf Infill
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.
Tyre Burning Continues in India
The Krishna district administration officials recently raided the industrial area in Jaggayyapeta and issued notices to four chemical factories for allegedly polluting the environment by burning scrap tyres.