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Tyre Recycling Forum Day 2018: Tyre Recycling in Tomorrow’s World

The Tyre Recycling Forum was this year held on 7 March 2018 at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in the West Midlands.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘Tyre Recycling for Tomorrow’s World’ with guests from around Europe and from the UK discussing the direction of tyre recycling in the future.

Our Forum Day is a key event in the tyre recycling calendar and this year the Venue this year was The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Wishaw in the West Midlands.

Topics discussed at the forum included the NTDA and TRA Responsible Part Worn Tyre programme which will provide a fully-audited accreditation for tyres being offered for resale as part worn tyres. The programme was introduced by Alan Bithell.

Gary Walker from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) spoke on the evolving partnership between TRA and SEPA. Howard Leberman from the Environment Agency talked about the role of the regulator and discussed the proposed new charging regime for operators.

NTDA chairman Stefan Hay presented on the importance of shared responsibility in the tyre industry. Arihant Singhi from Gemini Corporation also spoke at the forum, providing a global perspective extending to Australia and New Zealand as well as the USA and Europe on issues such as threats and opportunities relating to ECT exports, trans frontier shipments of waste, regulatory barriers and of course the potential impact of ‘Brexit’.

Our Forum Day is essential listening for everyone in the UK tyre industry as well as the recycling media, our regulators and fellow association colleagues at home and abroad.

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