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The Hindu Business Line reports that Bridgestone India is on a full-circle sustainability drive. According to newspaper, the company’s new range of tires helps vehicles reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Moreover, according to the magazine, Bridgestone India has set up a tire recycling plant to ensure circularity of its product. Reportedly, its manufacturing facility, too, supplements its power consumption with renewable sources.
On September 22, the Switzerland-based Tyre Recycling Solutions S.A. (TRS ) and RENECAL (Reciclado de Neumáticos de Castilla y León S.L.) held an official ceremony celebrating the signature of their partnership and collaboration Agreement. Renecal’s management was represented by Juan Blanco (co-owner), Luis Angel Fernández (plant manager) and Aitor del Cerro (commercial manager). The ceremony took place at TRS Engineering and Production center in Yvonand, Switzerland. According to the Agreement, RENECAL will produce and distribute under license from its factory based at Guardo (Palencia), and with end-of-life tires generated in Spain, the Engineered Crumb Rubber (ECR) TyreXol™ MMA specifically designed for use into asphalt mixtures.
The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) – the umbrella organization for European Recycling Industries – has been holding a series of webinars “Recyclers’ Talks” aimed at, among other important topics, end-of-life tire recycling and pyrolysis. On October 5, 2021, EuRIC is holding another webinar called “End-of-Waste: Time to Move Forward”. Among other topics, the webinar will shed light of end-of-life tire management issues and practices, presented by the European Tire and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.