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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.

The successful Tyre Recycling Forum, which took place at The Tire, Cologne, in 208 is to be repeated in 2020.

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.

 

 

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