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EuRIC warns sky-rocketing energy prices pose vital risk to European recyclers

EuRIC warns sky-rocketing energy prices pose vital risk to European recyclers

General

September 27, 2022

EuRIC – a European organization connecting recyclers with European policy makers – warns the dramatic increase in energy prices pose a substantial challenge to the European recycling industries. Major European recycling companies, including SMEs, have already significantly reduced or entirely suspended production. In these exceptional circumstances, the sector is urging policymakers to enact immediate financial aid to prevent significant long-term damage to European recycling.

German AZuR presents "Ökobilanz", advocates tire retreading

German AZuR presents "Ökobilanz", advocates tire retreading

Regulations

September 27, 2022

Alliance for Tires of the Future (German "Allianz Zukunft Reifen or AZuR) and its network coordinator Christina Guth have set themselves the goal of no less than a tenfold increase in car tire retreads and an increase in truck tire retreads of over 40 percent over the next five years.

No rationale in EU's decision to ban crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf fields

No rationale in EU's decision to ban crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf fields

Regulations

September 27, 2022

An online magazine sportsfields.info focused on technology and business aspects of synthetic turf fields recently published an article criticising EU's decision to ban crumb rubber infill in artificial turf. Indeed, this month's announcement by the European Commission that it will recommend a ban on the sale of polymeric infill within six years and ignore the difference so-called risk management measures can make, has been met with disbelief and outright anger by some organisations in the industry.

European SDG Roundtable on tyre & road wear particles, Oct 10

European SDG Roundtable on tyre & road wear particles, Oct 10

Events

September 27, 2022

Tyre and Road Wear Particles (TRWP) are tiny debris which are formed during normal driving conditions from the friction between the tyre and the road necessary to ensure sufficient grip and safety. Because of their size and composition, these particles are commonly associated with microplastics; yet the generation of TRWP is influenced by a variety of external factors including, but not limited to, tyre design, such as vehicle characteristics, road surface, weather, road topology and driving behaviour.

Chinese tire manufacturer to engage in tire recycling

Chinese tire manufacturer to engage in tire recycling

General

September 26, 2022

One of the first tire manufacturers in China to start recycling, reusing, and repurposing tires is ZC Rubber. In order to perform rubber recycling and reuse tires, the company created its Recycling Technology and Service Center in 2005, which marked the beginning of its tire recycling adventure. To forward their goals for tire recycling, ZC Rubber formally created Zhongce Recycling Technology Co., Ltd in 2009.

Swedish tire pyrolysis operator prepares to scale up its recycling technology

Swedish tire pyrolysis operator prepares to scale up its recycling technology

Pyrolysis

September 26, 2022

Enviro – a Swedish tire pyrolysis operator and equipment supplier – report they are currently in an intense phase of scaling up the industrialisation of its tire pyrolysis technology. The company’s expansion plan is gradually being implemented, with the aim of establishing recycling capacity of a total of 900,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres by 2030.

Caribbean Industrial Research Institute and University of Trinidad and Tobago to recycle tires in the country

Caribbean Industrial Research Institute and University of Trinidad and Tobago to recycle tires in the country

General

September 25, 2022

With an emphasis on recycling used tires, the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) have partnered. The newly established Rubber Crumb Project was agreed upon by both organizations, and the agreement was signed on the UTT Chaguanas campus. Three million tires on average are imported into Trinidad and Tobago each year, according to CARIRI. This project is projected to address environmental issues brought on by the pollution of around 1.5 million scrap tires across the nation because there are few options for disposing of or recycling tires currently accessible.

Pyrum’s pyrolysis process is recognized by Fraunhofer Institute for enormous CO2 reduction

Pyrum’s pyrolysis process is recognized by Fraunhofer Institute for enormous CO2 reduction

pyrolysis

September 19, 2022

Pyrum Innovations AG (Pyrum), a pioneer in the sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres (ELT) based on its patented pyrolysis technology, has for the first time obtained a determination of the CO2 savings of its pyrolysis process as part of a "Life Cycle Assessment" (LCA, eco balance) by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology. The results once again demonstrate the unique and sustainable efficiency of the Pyrum technology. Compared to the use of fossil raw materials, Pyrum’s process saves 747 kg CO2 equivalent per tonne of ELT; if the use of the waste heat produced is included, as Pyrum is already applying, even 965 kg CO2 equivalent are saved per tonne of ELT.