Author: marixandolo

Redisa under liquidation

To safeguard the program’s assets and operations, the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) was placed under the liquidation. Dr. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, filed an urgent application at the Cape Town High Court to eliminate Redisa. Reportedly, the reason for elimination was Redisa’s intention to cease scrap tire collection. Afterwards, the court appointed a liquidator to take immediate control over the organization including incentives to carry out the approved Integrated Industry Waste Tire Management Plan (IIWTMP). The Cabinet approved a policy decision to reshape the funding model which would affect financing of Redisa’s...

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Rubber and Elastomers – Sustainably Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges, Manchester, UK, May 15

Manchester Polymer Group and Rubber in Engineering Group are hosting the new Rubber Seminar on May 15, 2017, called Rubber and Elastomers – Sustainably meeting tomorrow’s challenges. The key speech will be delivered by ARTIS; it will be devoted to pyrolysis process and use of recently collected benchmarking data. The paper by ARTIS will also highlight alternative approaches in the industry and innovative technologies currently being developed by the company. Most importantly, the event will feature a recycling session, which will focus on recycling advancements and reuse of waste rubber (speech by Smithers RAPRA). Polymer Recyclers plan to raise...

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May issue of Tire Recycling Insights is out

Dear Readers, The may issue of Tire Recycling Insights is out! If you have not yet subscribed for our monthly newsletter, you can view our archive and subscribe for interesting and informative articles which highlight the most important events and updates in the tire recycling...

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Mohawk Industries uses recycled tires in flooring

Global floor manufacturer Mohawk Industries located in Calhoun, Georgia recently released a 2016 sustainability report where it informs about the company’s efforts and desire to remain sustainable in its production. Mohawk’s chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum says that in 2016 the company enjoyed a record year, but its financial results are only one measure of its success. As the world’s largest flooring company, Mohawk assesses its performance by the positive impact it makes through different aspects of its business. Sustainability practices of Mohawk reflect its commitment; the company says it keeps designing innovative new products and processes to shape a...

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weibold! Academy: How to improve tire collection in small cities

Dear Readers, Month by month, our weibold! Academy series dwells deeper into the world of tire recycling, its products and applications. In case you have missed our previous articles, you can find the links at the end of this article. Improving waste tire collection system in small cities This month we will tell you how to improve tire collection in cities with less than 100,000 inhabitants. This article draws on the paper by Fagundes, Amorim and Lima “Action research in reverse logistics for end-of-life tire (ELT) recycling”. It can serve as a basis of information and references helping decision-makers...

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