The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada will host the 2016 Rubber Recycling Symposium Oct. 5-7, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

TRAC_logo_picThe event centers on the theme “Driving Towards the Circular Economy,” and one of the panels will focus on tire manufacturing. The association says manufacturers will explain the challenges and showcase the solutions for their approaches to building sustainable products and being part of the circular economy.

The symposium, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, will include talks about global challenges and legislative issues affecting the industry. The event is held in conjunction with the Rubber Manufacturers Association and Ontario Tire Stewardship.

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About the Rubber Recycling Symposium

2016-Symposium_Image-for-Web (1)Historically proven to be a great success, the biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.

Each symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry (including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations), as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.

The Rubber Recycling Symposium has a track record of attracting top decision-makers and creating an interactive conference setting where innovative ideas are formed and partnerships are made.


2016 Symposium: Driving Towards the Circular Economy

The ‘circular economy’ is no longer just a buzz word of environmentalists or futurists –it is now an industrial imperative; and no material is better suited to lead this charge than rubber. That will not be a surprise to many within the industry who know the science and wondrous polymeric properties of this extraordinary material, and yet if we are honest with ourselves, have we really utilized post-consumer rubber, more specifically tire rubber to its best use? More importantly, and for the purposes of this Symposium, we will explore both the obstacles to full resource recovery and the innovations that give us hope for the circular economy.

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