UK's TRA joins All-Party Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG)

The Tyre Recovery Association has been accepted into membership of the Parliamentary All-Party Sustainable Resource Group.

The APSRG is a long-established cross-party group, whose main purpose is to help parliamentarians fully engage with waste and sustainable resource policy issues.

Peter Taylor OBE, TRA Secretary General, stated: “Issues relating to end of life tyre recovery are complex and challenging so it is important we work closely with parliamentarians and others in informing them of the options and opportunities open to us. Under the EU Landfill Directive we are required to recover, reuse or recycle virtually 100% of waste tyre arisings, an objective our industry has successfully met for more than a decade now. But if we are to maintain this creditable record we must do even more to foster best practice.

“We exist in an uncertain and sometimes inhospitable regulatory climate and so it is more important than ever that we play our part in properly reconciling the needs of the environment with the sustainability of our own waste stream and recovery infrastructure.  As members of the of the APSRG we very much look forward to doing just that!”

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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