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Hunter Boots and London based First Mile are operating a wellington recycling campaign. Customers are being asked to recycle their old wellingtons by dropping them off at Hunter Boots in Regent’s Street in London, or by using the First Mile recycling service.

On the 158th anniversary of the the Italian military and veterinary service, Cemivet, Ecopneus provided the unit with a range of rubber matting 

The University of South Australia, with Tyre Stewardship Australia funding, has been working on a project to develop and test reinforced Crumbed Rubber Concrete (known as CRC) for use in Australia’s vibrant residential construction industry. 

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.

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.

 

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.

A “new” asphalt that uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac, according to an article in Highways Magazine.

Polish pyrolysis equipment firm, Syntoil finished second in the global Chivas Venture competition

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a licence allowing the first green tyre-recycling plant to operate in the town of Warren.

 

 

GES, one of the smaller Italian tyre recovery consortiums has taken a very different approach to its responsibilities and has funded two diverse projects to develop tyre recycling technology.

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