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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.

 

 

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.

 

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