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The National Waste and Recycling Council (NWRIC) of Australia reports that there has been a public exposure of a huge tyre stockpile in Brisbane, Queensland, highlighting the shortcomings of existing government regulations and loopholes in the voluntary Tyre Stewardship Australia Scheme as to preventing potentially hazardous end-of-life tyre stockpiles. NWRIC CEO Rose Read said the stockpile was an example of how public confidence in tyre recycling schemes and payment of waste levies could be undermined.
On Spetember 10 2020, Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited proudly announced the release of the Low Traffic Crumb Rubber Road Fund (LTCRRF), aimed at encouraging the use of Crumb Rubber (CR) in low traffic asphalt roads across Australia. This fund, open to Local Councils and other eligible organisations, is to support these entities to: – Install, upgrade, or maintain low traffic roads with CR asphalt – Implement the new Victorian specifications – Progress the development of low traffic road specifications in other states and territories around Australia
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada has recently announced the appointment of Carol Hochu as incoming President & CEO. Ms. Hochu brings a lifetime of experience and successful track record of leading Canadian associations and non-profit organizations. Most recently, she led the Canadian Plastics Industry Association as President and CEO for nearly a decade, and prior to that she served as Executive Director of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship. As an accomplished association executive, in all her past roles Ms. Hochu served as a passionate industry advocate who successfully raised industry profiles and advanced important industry issues with key stakeholders, influencers, and government; and she expertly navigates all aspects of association management, including government, member and public relations.