UK Tyre Protocol Established

An updated tyre derived material protocol (TDRM)has been established in the UK.

An updated quality protocol to establish end of waste criteria for tyres has been launched ahead of increased recycling targets for the ELV sector this year. The protocol will sit alongside PAS 107:12 specification covering the manufacture and storage of size-reduced tyre-derived materials.

Peter Taylor, TRA Secretary General of the TRA believes that this will help boost the recycled materials market. Currently the end product from tyre processing remains classified as a waste until such time as it is used in a new product. This requires handlers and storage facilities, even the users of the new raw material to be licensed to carry and store waste.

The TDRM protocol will only apply to those involved in size reduced tyre derived materials and gives the industry guidance on off-site storage and specifications on material sizes covered by the protocol.

The update was carried out in cooperation with the Environment Agency, and has also been endorsed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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