This autumn could bring with it a new rash of tyre dumping and site abandonment…
The annual Tyre Recycling Day, organised by the TRA, is to be held in partnership with the RMA on 20 May 2016 at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwickshire.
Last year over 70 attendees attended the Recycling Day and the TRA is looking to continue that success in 2016.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Meeting the Compliance Agenda’ and guests will hear case studies and presentations on best practice in the tyre industry. The TRA will also introduce the Part Worn Best Practice Scheme which will for the first time offer a fully-audited accreditation for tyres being offered for resale as part worns.
A variety of speakers has been confirmed including representatives from the Environment Agency as well as the Fire and Rescue Services. The Tyre Industry will be represented by a speaker from Bridgestone and presentations will be made by the RMA and the British Vehicle Salvage Federation (BVSF).
After the briefing a dinner will be held with entertainment provided by a Diana Ross tribute act, ‘Diana & friends’, providing a ‘Motown Magic’ soundtrack.
All members of the tyre and waste industries are invited to attend the event.
Peter Taylor OBE, The Secretary General of the TRA, said: “The Tyre Recycling Day is the centrepiece of the TRA’s calendar, highlighting the industry’s outstanding initiatives and providing guidance for future enhancements. The ever-increasing professionalism within our industry is providing best practice examples for others to follow while the TRA is taking a further lead with the introduction of partnerships and protocols to help progress within the tyre industry itself. We look forward to sharing the latest developments with our guests in May.”
Recent initiatives from the TRA include a protocol relating to the sale of part worn tyres. Already trialled with TRA member Grove Road Tyres in London, the protocol encourages retailers to go beyond the minimum requirements laid out in legislation to give extra confidence to their customers. The protocol has been received unequivocal support from the Tyre Industry Federation.
Those interested in attending are invited to contact Jonathan Girling on 01787 226995 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org