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THE TRA AUDIT – RAISING THE BAR AGAIN

- New requirements for data validation - Enhanced permit compliance verification - End distinction waste tracking Almost two decades ago the TRA launched a unique audit initiative to rate its members ‘better than the rest’. Dubbed the Responsible Recycler Scheme,…

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TRA launches new LinkedIn Group

The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has launched a new group on LinkedIn. Going forward, the  group will promote the work of the TRA, its Responsible Recycler Scheme (RRS), highlight key industry events and cover news and topical environmental subjects of…

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Best Practice Pays off

Figures just released by Defra show that while the fly-tipping of commercial waste across England continues to rise overall the fly-tipping of end of life tyres has halved over the past 10 years to just over 1% of total reported…

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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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