The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has raised grave concerns that over 1000 jobs will be lost if the Environment Agency’s (EA) proposed new fire prevention guidelines are implemented in full.
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.
In 2014 the European Commission produced a report titled ‘Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe’. In this report the Commission defines and describes the importance of minimising waste throughout all industries.
The Tyre Recovery Association’s (TRA) Recycling Day, a one-day conference and dinner organised in partnership with the Retread Manufacturers Association, was held at the Ardencote Manor, Warwickshire on Friday the 19th of June.
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.
A new recycling initiative is giving motorists the chance to help the planet when it comes to changing their worn out tyres.
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.
The 2012 Tyre Recovery Association Annual Forum, held in Warwickshire this year, attracted a record number of delegates. It reflects the increasing interest in tyre recovery which, according to TRA president Mike Wilson, has moved a long way up the industry agenda over the past decade.
Tyre retailers, independent garages, franchised dealers and vehicle dismantlers are set to receive a host of help and advice to help them stay on the right side of the law at the Tyre Recovery Association’s (TRA) annual forum.
This year’s Forum Day will be packed with more content than ever before. What is more, it will take place on the same day as our TRA Tyre Industry Dinner so it really will be time well-spent!