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Weibold Academy: ECHA enforcement project on recovered substances

Weibold Academy: ECHA enforcement project on recovered substances

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November 30, 2022

To harmonise enforcement in each EU Member State and check the current level of compliance regarding obligations imposed on industry by the REACH, CLP and PIC regulations, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) installed a forum which coordinates various enforcement projects. One of the main projects are the REACH-EN-FORCE (REF) projects. The REF-projects are carried out by inspectors based in the national authorities in the participating Member States. The resulting information is collected by ECHA and the Forum Working Group. A final report on the findings of the REF-project is then produced. Ultimately, the goal of the REF-projects is to improve the quality of enforcement in the Member States but also to improve the compliance of registrants with the REACH, CLP, and PIC regulations.

Weibold Academy: Pyrolysis oils as raw material components for steam crackers

Weibold Academy: Pyrolysis oils as raw material components for steam crackers

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October 31, 2022

Decarbonizing the industrial sector including waste treatment is one of our great challenges. Decarbonisation is needed at greater speed and scale if companies are to remain compliant, viable and profitable. But deciding which pathways to adopt can be challenging. One of the main challenges is the trilemma of energy needing to be secure, affordable, and low carbon. These parameters need to be managed in unison, despite the volatility in prices, policy and supply.

Weibold Academy: Chemical Recycling of End-of-life Tires – a contribution to achieve SDGs

Weibold Academy: Chemical Recycling of End-of-life Tires – a contribution to achieve SDGs

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September 30, 2022

Since their launch in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 169 timebound targets underpinning them have provided all stakeholders – the private sector included – with a lens through which to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions. Companies and sectors that apply their creativity and innovation to develop these solutions will be able to better manage risks, anticipate consumer demand, capture growth markets, and strengthen supply chains in line with the sustainability needs outlined by the SDGs.

Weibold Academy: Chemical recycling – environmental impacts of end-of-life tire pyrolysis

Weibold Academy: Chemical recycling – environmental impacts of end-of-life tire pyrolysis

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August 31, 2022

The chemical recycling of end-of-life tires (ELT) via state-of-the-art pyrolysis technologies does not only avoid greenhouse gas emissions compared to today’s conventional production processes, but it also increases the resource efficiency while closing the loop in the transition to a circular economy. However, civil organisations criticise the production of fuel through chemical recycling, sometimes mutilate the terminology, pointing to the associated environmental impacts, while they overlook the fact that modern ELT pyrolysis concepts are not geared towards the production of "fuels" (which, by the way, should not be defined as "recycling" but rather as less preferred "recovery" according to the EU waste hierarchy).

Weibold Academy: Global end-of-life tire management

Weibold Academy: Global end-of-life tire management

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July 31, 2022

Environmental and social awareness is becoming the key element of the sustainable tire industry. End-of-life tires (ELTs) are one of the most abundant as well as the most attractive waste from an economic point of view. More than 30 million tons ELTs are generated worldwide annually (WBCSD, 2019) and this waste stream is growing dynamically.

Weibold Academy: EU-wide end-of-waste criteria for ELT-derived rubber

Weibold Academy: EU-wide end-of-waste criteria for ELT-derived rubber

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June 30, 2022

Currently rubber recycled from end-of-life tires (ELTs) was ranked 3rd among the most suitable candidate streams for which to develop further EU-wide end-of-waste (EoW) criteria in the European Commission JRC’s report. The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ association (ETRMA) and the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) are pleased about this prioritization exercise, although they are right to wonder why there is no date on the horizon. The 3rd place (after Plastic and Textiles) is still worth a medal, nevertheless. Considering the enormous potential of chemical recycling (pyrolysis) of ELTs, the (very) few missing points could have been made up (author's opinion) and a time horizon might be foreseeable.

Weibold Academy: State and trends of carbon pricing (World Bank Report 2022)

Weibold Academy: State and trends of carbon pricing (World Bank Report 2022)

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May 31, 2022

Carbon pricing is a policy tool that governments can use as part of their broader climate strategy. A price is placed on greenhouse gas emissions, which creates a financial incentive to reduce those emissions or enhance removals. By incorporating climate change costs into economic decision-making, carbon pricing can help encourage changes in production, consumption, and investment patterns, thereby underpinning low-carbon growth.

Weibold Academy: REACH, recovered carbon black manufacturer’s obligations – EU regulation (part IV)

Weibold Academy: REACH, recovered carbon black manufacturer’s obligations – EU regulation (part IV)

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April 29, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is a legally autonomous, independent EU authority which, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH), regulates the technical, scientific, and administrative aspects of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals. It is based in Helsinki, Finland, and ensures the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals in a uniform procedure within the European Union. ECHA started its work in 2007.