The RWM show at the NEC has grown from a small, niche event, to a large, all-encompassing waste industry exhibition.
Australian Research and Trials Shows Positive Outcome for Rubber in Concrete
The University of South Australia, with Tyre Stewardship Australia funding, has been working on a project to develop and test reinforced Crumbed Rubber Concrete (known as CRC) for use in Australia’s vibrant residential construction industry.
Queensland Denies $5m Grant to Green Tyre Distillation
The denial of the Queensland Government of a $5, grant application from Green Tyre Distillation has put the future of the plant in jeopardy according to COO, Trevor Bayley.
Roadmender Offers Pelletised Rubber Modified Bitument for Road Repairs
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.
Tyre Recycler in Uganda Faces Closure Notice for Environmental Failings
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.
PragmatIC RFID Tags Could Give ELT Traceability
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.
Environment Agency Expects Changes to T8 and S2 Exemptions for Tyre Operations
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.
ECHA Action on Microplastics Destined to Ban Tyre Infill in Sports Fields
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.