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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.

After 60 years of rubberised asphalt and some 30 years after the first 1km test stretch of highway in England was laid with rubberised asphalt, Highways England is to explore improving the road surfaces by adding… Graphene.

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. 

BIR announced in mid-June that Mr Max Craipeau, CEO of Greencore Resources in Hong Kong (previously known as Maxco Industries (HK) Limited), has been appointed as new Chairman of the organisation’s Tyres and Rubber Committee.

We are all used to the usual images of furniture made from tyres, usually in some backstreet in a “developing” nation. But, it need not always be the gaudily painted tyres wrapped in sisal. New York City-based designer company Slash Objects, has taken a different tack on using recycled rubber materials, blending them with granite and brass to create some stunning pieces that could grace any designer home.

In 2018, 86,575 tonnes of ELT were collected in Belgium, compared to 83,703 tonnes in 2017. More than 95% of the tyres were recycled in a valuable way, according to the annual report from Recytyre, the waste management body in Belgium.

 

The Tire Manufacturers Commission in Spain, has collaborated with Signus and the Network of Marine Rangers in the initiative "1 square metre by nature".

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