The ECHA investigation into microplastics may effectively ban the use of <5mm crumb rubber infill
Tyre Manufacturers Talk About Sustainability But Pay Little Heed to Recycling
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.
Recycling Forum Returns
The successful Tyre Recycling Forum, which took place at The Tire, Cologne, in 208 is to be repeated in 2020.
Tarmac Backs Rubberised Asphalt
A “new” asphalt that uses recycled waste tyres has been launched by Tarmac, according to an article in Highways Magazine.
Syntoil Wins Chivas Award
Polish pyrolysis equipment firm, Syntoil finished second in the global Chivas Venture competition
GTD Gains Approval for NSW Plant
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a licence allowing the first green tyre-recycling plant to operate in the town of Warren.
Malaysia's Port Klang Residents Fear Protectionism for Illegal Plants
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’.
Malaysia Blocks Plastics
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 Reviews EPR
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 Nano Devulc
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.