The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is in ongoing dialogue with the Environment Agency (EA) over a template designed to help its members gain approval from the EA for a more site-specific approach to fire prevention at members’ sites. The aim…
A number of factors are combining to push up tyre recycling costs across the UK, leaders of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) are warning. Driven by a combination of regulatory changes as well as market conditions, professional used tyre collectors and reprocessors are encountering challenging times.
TRA members are ready to lobby their constituency Members of Parliament in their effort to fight off Environment Agency plans to bring in new storage limits which could put many responsible recyclers out of business.
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.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting, the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has elected a new President, John Bramwell, following the retirement of the previous incumbent, Mike Wilson.
John Bramwell is Operations Director at Conica Ltd based in Newark. He joined the Company (then Charles Lawrence Recycling) in 2001 as Operations Manager for the Tyre Recycling Plant. He has been at the sharp end of the tyre recovery for 15 years, both on the recycling of truck tyres and the supply of rubber granules for numerous applications, predominantly the sport and recreation markets.
Murfitts Industries and Boynton Bros & Hallam (Ranskill) Ltd have been awarded the second and third Certificates of Qualification, demonstrating their support of the Quality Protocol option (QP) in PAS 107.
CONICA LTD, formerly Charles Lawrence International, is the first company in the UK to be awarded a PAS 107 QP certificate for the way it manufactures, stores and distributes recycled rubber granulate created from waste tyres.
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a Recycling Day, by extending an invitation to the tyre industry, stakeholders and waste industries to participate. The event will be held in partnership with the Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA), and will take place at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Warwickshire on 19th June 2015.
Proposals by the ESA – led ‘WISH’ group have been branded counter-intuitive and arrogant by Britain’s Tyre Recovery Association whose members handle more than three quarters of the country’s end-of-life tyre arisings.
The TRA is alarmed that registered exemption for waste tyres have reached record levels in England and Wales. Since 2012 the Association has been warning Ministers of the potential danger posed by weak supervision of exempt sites.