Government & Legislation News

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Irish state-owned company Bord na Móna, lost almost €50 million in the 12 months to the end of March, figures published recently showed.

The Sg Kim Kim incident has led to legal action being taken by Counsel representing some 160 victims of the pollution linked to an illegal tyre pyrolysis operation. 

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