Month: October 2016

ETRA’s lobbying in favor of tire recycling

Currently, German government is aiming at introducing the legislation that could bring an end to all markets which use end-of-life tire derived materials in construction applied in accommodations and contacting to people. ETRA represents the tyre recycling industry in Europe. The Association lobbies in favour of tire recycling sector at the European level and often at the national level through its Vice Presidents. There is mainly a low profile lobbying, performed in face to face campaigning, however, from time to time a big issue arises that needs a more open approach like the initiative by the German government. ETRA has outlined the proposed legislation in the links below, plus the response from ETRA, and a copy of the response from Ecopneus, the Italian body for tire recycling. http://www.etra-eu.org/libraries/articles/Proposed%20German%20Regs.pdf http://www.etra-eu.org/libraries/articles/ETRA%20Response%2010%20October.pdf http://www.etra-eu.org/libraries/articles/D22set16_Ecopneus.pdf ETRA is only as strong as much the association will be supported by its members. Please take a look at ETRA’s homepage http://www.etra-eu.org for more...

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weibold! Academy: Understanding Tire Recycling Technology

Dear Readers, This is the tenth article of our monthly blog series “weibold! Academy”. As we have mentioned before, with these articles we try to provide our readers and our newsletter subscribers with valuable knowledge about the tire recycling industry. We believe that a basic knowledge foundation might be beneficial for everyone involved in the industry and each month we cover different topics, thus providing you with important know-how for the tire recycling industry. Month by month we together dwell deeper into the world of tires and the ways of recycling them. In case you have missed our first seven W! Academy...

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Synthetic Turf Council’s statement on crumb rubber infill in Netherlands

Recent news is coming from Netherlands which issued a ban to participate in sports on synthetic turf fields. The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) respectfully expresses disagreement with this ban. Committed to safety and transparency, the STC welcomes a thorough scientific testing of recycled rubber infill. The STC encourages the authorities to examine the researches which already exist, including more than 90 scientific studies which prove there is no interconnection between recycled rubber powder and any human health problems. Since 2007, more than 500 million square meters of synthetic turf fields have been installed, whereas recycled rubber powder is by...

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Meet weibold! at the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show, 21-24 November, Dubai

We are glad to announce weibold!’s participation in the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show this November in Dubai. To schedule a personal meeting please send an inquiry to robert@weibold.com. The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East, and it is taking place on 21st-24th of November at Dubai World Trade Center. This year, thousands of key construction suppliers will exhibit at the show, which can give an opportunity for tire recyclers and molded goods producers to explore new horizons for recycled rubber use in construction industry. Due to today’s expansion in recycled rubber use in construction (innovative rubber...

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