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TRA introduces Responsible Part Worn Tyre Programme during Forum Day event

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) announced the introduction of the Responsible Part Worn Tyre programme (RPWTP) at its annual forum day at the Belfry Hotel in Wishaw, last week.

The programme, which was strongly endorsed by Stefan Hay, Chief Executive of the National Tyre Distributors’ Association (NTDA), is designed to raise standards of professionalism in the part worn industry and ensure all tyres sold by participating retailers are legally compliant.

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TRA’s Responsible Retailing initiative offers value to the industry, environment and consumer

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) will launch its innovative Responsible Retailing initiative today at the NTDA’s Tyre Industry Conference 2017. Its suite of materials are designed to support retailers and the industry educate consumers on the value and environmental importance of tyre recovery. However, Responsible Retailing has been conceived as an inclusive scheme for the industry to partner in as it is anticipated to create new opportunities at all levels.

Responsible Retailing materials can be can be downloaded through the all-new tyrerecovery.org.uk website, which also goes live today.

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Tyre Recovery Association launches new website as guidance to the tyre recovery process

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has made understanding the process of tyre recovery and tyre recycling much easier with the relaunch of www.tyrerecovery.org.uk.

The new website features enhanced functionality and responsiveness as the TRA adapts to today’s needs. As the representative of the UK’s tyre recovery sector, the TRA’s main role is to promote best practice and ensure there is protection and peace of mind for those who generate waste tyres across the UK, an aim which this website helps to achieve.

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Regulation and Responsibility

Britain’s tyre recyclers and retreaders are threatened with draconian new storage regulations which could put many out of business. The TRA is pleading for a more proportionate approach.

Since 2006 Britain’s tyre industry has faced a near 100% reuse or recovery obligation. Far greater than that of other ‘low risk’ waste streams. That we have consistently achieved this for more than a decade now and might – if we had one – blow the industry’s trumpet. That we have achieved this through a purely voluntary and market-based approach to tyre recycling is also something to be quietly proud of despite the many challenges we face from rogue operators, a weak enforcement regime and an often less than supportive executive is surely a story worth airing, so how did we do it? 

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Environment Agency Plans will decimate tyre recycling business

Plans by the Environment Agency (EA) to introduce new norms for the storage and processing of end of life tyres will force many operators out of business by the end of this year.

While much of this new guidance is acceptable best practice, new requirements for maximum stack heights and stack separation distances are unworkable and if implemented will force businesses to close. Not only will this mean a significant loss of jobs but tyre recycling will be driven further to the margins where rogue operators and others are already a significant factor.

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Automotive Waste Associations join forces to form AWSA

The Automotive Waste Stream Alliance (AWSA) is a newly formed working group initiated by the TRA in conjunction with the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), the British Vehicle Salvage Federation (BVSF), the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association (MVDA) and the Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA).

The Alliance will work together on common areas of interest bringing together expertise and lobbying power from all five associations.

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