MARCH 22, 1940 – JULY 10, 2021
We learn with great sadness of the passing of Valerie Shulman who was known to very many of us here in the UK tyre industry.
Her personal contribution to tyre recycling across several continents was more than considerable and she will be greatly missed.
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced the successful completion of a digital tyre tracking trial. Conducted with TRA member, Fraser Evans & Sons Ltd, and technology partner PragmatIC, the trial used Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The tags are fixed…
UK firm Murfitts Industries has created a soccer pitch made from recycled tyres for Spanish soccer champions FC Barcelona. The recycled polymeric infill is called PRO-gran and is being used across four continents since its launch in 2017. The artificial…
With less than two weeks until the Tyre Recovery Association’s annual Recycling Forum Day, record numbers of delegates have reserved places to hear key announcements on initiatives impacting both the tyre and recycling industries. Following nearly four years of consultation…
Peter Taylor OBE, Secretary General of the Tyre Recovery Association, has been elected Vice President of the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) nine-member board. The Board, comprised of nine members, oversees the formation and execution of ETRA’s strategic priorities and…
The Tyre Industry Federation (TIF), the umbrella organisation of the UK’s tyre industry, is demanding support from the government as it seeks to cut waste crime and prevent non-compliant operators and criminals from operating in the tyre recovery network. In…
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.
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has welcomed the introduction of enhanced enforcement powers to tackle waste crime for the Environment Agency (EA) and further proposals by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) for measures to reduce waste crime and poor performance at waste sites.
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) has announced its Recycling Day forum will be held on 7 March 2018 at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Wishaw.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘Tyre Recycling for Tomorrow’s World’ with guests from around Europe and from the UK discussing the direction of tyre recycling in the future.
Measures announced in the Autumn Budget this week could make councils unwittingly using non-audited tyre recovery collectors liable to landfill tax and penalties. As of 1st April 2018, sites operating without the relevant environmental disposal permit, and those knowingly facilitating illegal waste disposal, will be liable to pay Landfill Tax and face fines amounting to an additional 100% of the tax’s value. Operators of illegal sites will remain liable to criminal prosecution.
The new measures reinforce the need for councils to review their Duty of Care procedures and ensure their waste collectors are fully compliant with the law.
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.