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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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TRA elects new President

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.

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EA’s proposed Fire Prevention Plan will inadvertently promote unregulated businesses and increase risk of site fires says TRA

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is urging the Environment Agency (EA) to listen to the recycling industry to avoid the inadvertent promotion of unregulated businesses over reputable and regulated operations. While the TRA and other waste streams have repeatedly been calling for amendments to the EA’s proposed new Fire Prevention Plan over the past four years, especially to proposed stack heights and the fire breaks between them, the recommendations have, as yet, gone unheeded. The TRA believes that if due action is not taken, unregulated businesses will profit while those with a proven, professional and regulated background will rapidly be forced out of the industry.

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First ever PAS 107 QP certificate presented to CONICA LTD at Recycling Day

In December 2014 the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) added a new Quality Protocol option to PAS 107 to support sustainable tyre recycling. After passing the audit and inspection process CONICA LTD was awarded the first ever Certificate of Qualification during the TRA’s Recycling Day conference on the 19th of June, in what represents a significant milestone for the tyre recycling and recovery industry.

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Two new ‘firsts’ from the Tyre Recovey Association

New initiatives from the Tyre Recovey Association (TRA) will help members stay at the forefront of professional tyre recovery. With the agreement of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) the TRA’s website will host the newly-updated PAS 107 (Publicly Available Specification) recovery standards and norms for tyre-derived materials.

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