PAS 107 QP
The original Quality Protocol, sponsored by the Tyre Recovery Association, was developed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Environment Agency in consultation with industry and other regulatory stakeholders. The 2014 update has been undertaken by the Environment Agency working in conjunction with the TRA.
The TRA, which devised and operates the UK tyre industry’s Responsible Recycler Scheme is the first Certification Body able to certify compliance with this new Publicly Available Specification, or ‘PAS’, 107 QP Quality Protocol through its existing TRA audit process. PAS 107 QP confers end of waste status when material ceases to become waste and becomes product, therefore no longer falling under waste regulations. Successfully certified companies will be allowed to use the ‘certified recycled’ tyre product mark on their websites, letterhead and product material as well as display the TRA quality assurance badge.
Used tyre recovery
An introduction to applicable regulations in England.
This document provides an introduction to regulations regarding used tyres. It is the fruit of collaboration between Government and Industry Associations. Its purpose is to support improved understanding by businesses of the practical impact of regulations applicable to used tyres. It also provides a complement to guidance issued to enforcement officers.
This document contains important information for all those involved with used tyres in the UK. The recovery of used tyres is both an opportunity and a challenge. Used tyres are potentially a valuable resource for reuse, retreading or other recovery processes according to their condition. In the case of reuse particular rigour is necessary since tyres are a safety-critical element of every vehicle on the road. Over the years a body of legislation has built up to address these different issues. This document aims to identify the principal obligations relating to used tyres and how to comply with them.
Click here to view the Used tyre recovery document.
What is rubberised asphalt?
Rubber modified asphalt is prepared from common asphalt paving mixes with the addition of recycled tyre rubber granulate or powder:
- Existing tools and additional equipment can be used
- The material can be mixed on or off-site
- It can be placed in a thinner layer than common asphalt
- It requires less maintenance over a long period of us
- eRubber modified asphalt can be used on motorways as well as urban roads and even small lanes
Click here to view the rubberised asphalt fact sheet.