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Malaysian locals around Port Klang are showing growing concern about the environment. This follows publicity about the pollution incident at Sg Kim Kim. The claims are rife, according to the Malay Mail.  Claims are being made that illegal plastic and tyre recycling factories operating around Kampung Teluk Gong are ‘protected’ by an influential individual with the title of  ‘Datuk’.

When China banned the import of most plastics, there was a fear that source states without the waste infrastructure would be swamped by plastics. However, instead of developing solutions, they were relieved to find that other destinations had left their doors open.

 

Italy took a long time arriving at one of the most competitive tyre stewardship schemes in Europe. In its original format it allowed any group to establish a consortium to collect and manage the recovery of end of life tyres.

 

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.

Italian tyre recovery consortium, Eco Tyre, has announced that its devlucanisation project has shown proven results in real life use on retreaded Hankook tyres.

 

Researchers at Henan Polytechnic University in China have hydrotreated the oil derived from hydrothermal liquefaction of scrap tyres (STO) with waste engine oil (WEO) using five different activated carbon-supported noble metal catalysts—Pd/C, Pt/C, Ru/C, Ir/C, and Rh/C—for the production of liquid fuels.

Argos, a cement company of Grupo Argos, has ratified its commitment to sustainability with the use of alternative fuels obtained from waste

 

The Latin American Tyre Recycling Conference (Jornadas Latinoamericanas de Reciclaje de Neumáticos) will take place at the Hotel Queretaro on the 13th and 14th November 2019.

PowerHouse Energy Group plc, the UK technology company pioneering hydrogen and clean energy production from waste plastic, which we recently featured in Tyre & Rubber Recycling, has agreed an MOU with exclusive development partner, Waste2Tricity Limited (“W2T”). 

A tyre recycling plant is being used as a unique selling point for an industrial site in New Zealand. A property for sale in Wiri, is described as housing New Zealand's largest tyre recycling facility.

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