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Events
Artificial turf pile set ablaze in the United Kingdom

Artificial turf pile set ablaze in the United Kingdom

Safety

June 14, 2021

On June 7, BBC reported about a pile of artificial turf at a site of the local football team Southend United set ablaze. Accourding to BBC, four firefighters’ crews attended the scene of a fire on Monday evening near Roots Hall, the home ground of Southend United football club. T the area was covered with thick black smoke coming from a building on Roots Hall Avenue, near the 12,000-capacity stadium. The media says at least four fire engines were in attendance, with social media images showed a pile of artificial turf on fire at the site. The public have been told to avoid the area and close their windows and doors if living nearby. Essex County and Fire Rescue Service said the blaze is at a commercial premises and began at 5:45 pm.

Six pilot projects to use recycled tire rubber in footwear production launched in Europe

Six pilot projects to use recycled tire rubber in footwear production launched in Europe

Innovations

June 14, 2021

The French sports retail company Decathlon together with its innovation partners Rubberlink and Tintex, initiated two of these pilot projects, which consist of prototype footwear made from recycled end-of-life tires. The innovators at Rubberlink created a solution of devulcanized tire rubber that allowed Decathlon Portugal to produce a prototype shoe with a 100 per cent recycled rubber sole. According to data from Genan, in comparison with the use of virgin raw materials to produce similar products, for each ton of tire that is recycled, less than 700 kg of carbon emissions are produced.

EuRIC’s webinar “Boosting Tyre Recyclers - Essential to the European Green Deal” – June 16, 2021

EuRIC’s webinar “Boosting Tyre Recyclers - Essential to the European Green Deal” – June 16, 2021

Events

June 11, 2021

The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) – an umbrella organization for European Recycling Industries – holds Recyclers’ Talks Webinars. The webinar series by EuRIC connects the dots between EU decision-makers and recyclers to discuss the building blocks required to speed up the transition towards a more circular economy and achieve Europe's climate neutral agenda.

Carbon Black World holds virtual pre-conference workshop on June 22, 2021

Carbon Black World holds virtual pre-conference workshop on June 22, 2021

Events

June 11, 2021

Carbon Black World is a global conference focused on the carbon black industry, its technology advances, business aspects and more. This year, the conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina (US) on September 13-14. In addition to the main conference, on June 22, 2021, Carbon Black World holds a virtual pre-conference workshop “Applications and Case Studies for Carbon Black”, to explore the latest developments in applications for both carbon black and recovered carbon black. The focus includes industrial, plastics, tire, and beyond. As an attendee, one is expected to gain firsthand expert insights into the latest updates to available market data, masterbatch processes, pitfalls and successes, sustainability, eco-blends, and more.

Tire Technology Virtual Live presents topics in pyrolysis, tire recycling and sustainability

Tire Technology Virtual Live presents topics in pyrolysis, tire recycling and sustainability

Events

June 11, 2021

Tire Technology Virtual Live recently announced two weeks of technical presentations and discussions covering the future of tire design and manufacturing. Some of the topics of the virtual conference are also devoted to sustainability and end-of-life tire recycling. To register or check out the agenda in detail, please proceed to the website of Tire Technology Virtual Live. Week 1 of the event highlights Tire Science, Research, Materials and Formulations. The live presentations take place on June 7-11, 2021. Week 2 of the Tire Technology Virtual Live highlights Tire Manufacturing and Production during 4 days, on June 15-18, 2021. Some of the presentations in the first week of the event’s agenda which include end-of-life tire recycling and pyrolysis are held on June 11. The topics are listed below:

Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority in Canada published registry fees for end-of-life tire management

Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority in Canada published registry fees for end-of-life tire management

regulations

June 9, 2021

The Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) – Canadian end-of-life tire management authority – has posted the final 2021 Registry fees for end-of-life tires and other recyclable materials. These are fees that producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, Batteries Regulation and Information Technology, Telecommunications and Audio-Visual (ITT/AV) portion of the EEE Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) are required to pay to the Authority in 2021 to recover its operational costs, including costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.

Another racing tires by Michelin use recovered carbon black from pyrolysis

Another racing tires by Michelin use recovered carbon black from pyrolysis

Carbon Black

June 3, 2021

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) – a tire pyrolysis equipment manufacturer and operator based in Sweden – and its partner Michelin – one of the global leaders in tire manufacturing – have presented another sustainable racing tire based on recovered carbon black from Scandinavian Enviro Systems. The new tire is a high-performance tire developed for racing cars and was recently presented at Michelin’s Movin’On global sustainable summit. According to Enviro, the new tire contains 46 percent renewable and recovered material, including recovered carbon black delivered by Enviro to Michelin. Michelin presented the new high-performance tire mounted on the electric-hydrogen, long-distance racing car, GreenGT Mission H24. Earlier this spring, Michelin also presented a sustainable racing tire for MotoE, a racing series for electric motorcycles, which also contained recovered carbon black from Enviro. Michelin has announced the goal that all its tires will be manufactured entirely from sustainable material by 2050.

Noise barriers from recycled tires used in the longest suspension bridge project in the world

Noise barriers from recycled tires used in the longest suspension bridge project in the world

Value-Added Products

June 3, 2021

A Turkey-based company Hatko – manufacturer of noise barriers from recycled end-of-life tire rubber – reports it has become a part of "The longest mid-span suspension bridge in the world project". Now, Hatko’s noise barriers from recycled tire rubber are used in the 1915 Çanakkale Brige Project. 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway Project is a large-scale development project for Turkey’s transportation and infrastructure. Reportedly, the bridge will cut down the crossing of the Çanakkale Strait to six minutes but the project itself will be making a sizable contribution to the country's economy.