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The UK’s Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) reports that the announcement by the Environment Agency that it has approved a new time-limited Regulatory Position Statement (RPS 238) allowing enhanced materials storage at dockside has been widely welcomed by TRA members. The RPS will permit up to 5000 tons of PAS107-processed and compliant material to be stored portside in secure conditions prior to bulk loading and shipment primarily for use as tyre-derived fuel overseas.
BASF SE – one of the largest producers and marketers of chemicals and related products in the world – is to invest €16 million into a German pyrolysis operator Pyrum Innovations AG – a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of end-of-life tires, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany – as part of its ChemCycling™ project, which aims at sourcing pyrolysis oil from end-of-life tires as additional raw material source next to oil from mixed plastic waste.
Authorities in Australia have warned land and property owners about illegal actions of scammers in which thousands of end-of-life tires were illegally dumped at leased properties, leaving one victim with a huge clean-up bill. ABC News reports that the scam involves offenders approaching businesses which have stockpiles of end-of-life tires and offering to dispose of them at far cheaper rates than legitimate tire recyclers. They then dump the scrap tires at properties they have leased, such as storage lockers, vacant land lots and backyards of rented homes.