Spanish End of Life Tire Program

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SIGNUS – SIGNUS has just published its Activity Report for fiscal year 2019, which is available on its website.

SIGNUS – the Spanish end-of-life tire management authority – reports that during 2019 it recycled 188,631 tons of end-of-life tires and converted them into new useful products for different applications. Of the total amount collected, about 12% were used to prepare for reuse (second-use or retreaded tires) and the remaining 88% were recycled in the different tire recycling plants in Spain into products that were destined for different applications. Among the main uses to which the material from end-of-life tires went in 2019, 39,011 tons of recycled tire rubber went for the construction of 390 soccer fields, 21,900 tons for the manufacture of 4,380 playgrounds and 2,940 tons that were used in paving 280 kilometers of roads.

Report by Signus is available for download here.

During the past year and in the same line of action as previous years, SIGNUS carried out various actions related to its commitment to the Circular Economy in collaboration with private companies, universities and technology centers promoting different projects to give value to recycled materials, this being the Entity’s contribution to sustainability and the circular economy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Among the different projects in which the Entity is working, the use of recycled rubber in insulation material in the construction sector, its use for the manufacture of automotive components or its use in infrastructure construction, in addition to its use in combination with ballast on railways to reduce maintenance work.

Also noteworthy is the recent approval of the modification of the regulation of the management of end-of-life tires, published on August 8 in the Official State Gazette, after almost 15 years of validity of the current one, which has addressed the renewal of the legislation that will allow a greater efficiency of the system and improvements in the management of end-of-life tires in Spain.

Press release by Signus.

Used Tire Problems In Puerto Rico

Used News-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Used tire issues again arise in Puerto Rico. Members of the House of Representatives have a proposed bill that would regulate the sale of used tires. Used Tire inc has a permanent injunction since 1997 against the interference of the flow and sale of used tires on the island. Stay tuned

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Used Tires Selling Like Hotcakes
Used Tire News-Deerfield Beach, sale of used tires during the pandemic is brisk. Both wholesalers and retailers in the US are reporting higher than expected sales. Used tires being sold online thru Ebay and Amazon are still peaking. Retail brick and mortar used tire sellers are also busy. Both used car tires and used truck tire sales have remained strong through the first 3 quarters. A simple Bing or Google search online will show the amount of sellers of used tires in the US is still very strong. Internet search results show the heavy demand for used tires in the US and worldwide. US used tire exporters are also reporting brisk sales overseas.

Used Tires Selling In Pandemic Worldwide

Deerfield Beach, Tire News-The worldwide Cornavirus pandemic has not effected used tire sales worldwide continue at a record pace. While in the new tire sector early on there were logistic and supply issues, used tires remain unaffected. Used tire sales from Japan, Germany, France, the Netherlands South Korea Japan, and the US and Uk are all recording high sales volumes of used tires. The international flow of used tires is intact Sellers are reporting high demand for used ires both wholesale and for retail. Online used tire sales continue to soar. Sellers can be found by doing simple searches on Google for used tires or buy used tires. Sellers worldwide are also on eBay and Amazon offering used tires direct to consumers.


Used Tire News-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Two of the fastest growing sectors in used tire sales, mobile installation, and online direct to consumer sales are booming. With Covid-19 stay at home and quarantining Used tires online and used tire mobile installations are seeing a boom where are other tire dealers are seeing bust.
As the used tire industry in the USA and worldwide continues to grow used tire sellers find new ways to market used tires to keep up with the growing demand.Used tires that can be found in over 100 countries worldwide with an actively used tire dealer network providing used tires to consumers who want them.
Used tire dealers have found sending out a mobile truck equipped with all the perks of a well-equipped tire shop captures a segment of used tire buyers that want the convenience of having their tires installed and mounted and balanced at home or work. this growing sector is providing used tire dealers with an additional profit center.
Used tire dealers have also found the internet to sell and deliver quality used tires directly to consumers. Some online used tire sellers in the US have hundreds of thousands of transactions on eBay and Amazon. A quick Google search of “used tires”, “used tires near me”, and “buy used tires” will generate plenty of returns on your search query..


According to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Texas is well-known among other American states for its end-of-life tire problem. This May, Eco-Flex – one of the leading tire recycling companies in Canada – announced it would establish a major manufacturing, distribution, and sales center in Lampasas, Texas to help tackle the problem. The new tire recycling plant is expected to bring up to 200 jobs to the area while supporting the state’s progressive economic growth plans. The construction of the 25,000-square-foot tire recycling plant is expected to begin on June 2, 2020.

According to the company, Eco-Flex has earned a global reputation as an innovator in the recycling of end-of-life passenger car tires and manufacturing recycled rubber products. Every year, the business produces crumb rubber from approximately three million discarded tires for use in new construction and remodeling, sidewalks, access ramps and more. The company’s customers range from municipalities to segments of the commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural industries. Three of the company’s major products include sound barrier protection walls, sidewalk blocks, and patio blocks. According to the company, these products are one-of-a-kind and exclusive to Eco-Flex.

Eco-Wall – Eco-flex Recycled Rubber Solutions | Video by Eco-Flex.

According to Heather Deal, a Vancouver, B.C. city councilor, the Eco-Flex products were an asset to the community she represents. “We have the greenest city initiative and these sidewalks are made of recycled tires which makes them a great alternative to concrete. We also have a lot of people of different abilities in this city and we want to make sure our sidewalks are comfortable for pedestrians and people in wheelchairs…they are a very successful product for us.”

The company reports that the Eco-Flex move been initiated by lifelong Texas resident, Mike Cour, president of U.S. operations who said Texas is the perfect place to showcase Eco-Flex’s one-of-a-kind product. He cited the state’s forward-thinking plans for an integrated transportation system and the more than 8,000 planned associated projects as a primary reason for the company’s decision. Likewise, the state is a hub for tire recycling and ranks second in the country for most automobiles on the roads. Texas is also home to Genan, a large tire recycling company that breaks down tires into the raw material that Eco-Flex then uses to produce its environmentally-friendly patent-protected products.

As reported by Eco-Flex, at the heart of the company’s mission is a commitment to safeguarding the environment. Its products solve for two major ecological issues:

1) excessive timber use in construction leading to deforestation; 2) overuse of concrete, which is responsible for up to eight percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, leading to harmful greenhouse gases.

“Texas is the ideal location for our new facilities. Its strong economy, green-friendly attitude, and the willingness of officials at all levels to collaborate with us made our decision a no-brainer,” said Cour. “Every day, Eco-Flex helps transform a century-old environmental problem into a collection of innovative solutions for public and residential applications, and the state, business community and Texans, in general, are on board with that.”

Currently, Eco-Flex has been responsible for recycling over 50 million end-of-life passenger car tires. Manufacturing at the new Lampasas, TX, plant is expected to begin in August with products available for purchase directly from the U.S. operations office. The company will continue its strong operational presence in Canada.

For more information, visit the official website of Eco-Flex.

New Tests Of Rubberized Asphalt Planned In Australia’s Queensland This May

Used Tire News-April 1,2020

New tests of rubberized asphalt planned in Australia’s Queensland this May

MARCH 27, 2020

Logan City Council in Queensland, Australia, reports that is has teamed with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) to conduct trials of a new eco-friendly road surface.

According to Logan City Council, the surface is a combination of recycled end-of-life tyres and reclaimed asphalt. Installation of the new surface on Lagoon Road, Carbrook is scheduled for this April. TSA has committed $150,000 to the trial and additional laboratory testing, which aims to prove that the new surface will be as good as, or better than, standard road sealing.

Logan City Council Director of Road Water Infrastructure Daryl Ross pinpoints Council is always looking at innovative ways to deliver better roads.

“Council wants to build a road network that is suitable for our growing region,” he said.

“This partnership with Tyre Stewardship Australia aims to enhance road quality for users in a cost-effective way.”

Tyre Stewardship Australia CEO Lina Goodman said the trial is about creating a recycled road product that saves money while delivering a safe and reliable product.

“It also has a huge environmental benefit to the community because it is using recycled tyres,” Ms Goodman said.

The trial will begin in May and initial results are expected by August, according to Logan City Council. The road will be constructed by Queensland firm Fulton Hogan. Crumb rubber for the asphalt is produced by reducing scrap tyres down to small sizes by shredding and removing steel and fibre along with any other contaminants such as dust, glass or rock.

Reclaimed asphalt consists of old, damaged pavement materials milled and crushed into a new mixture.

According to TSA’s latest data, Australia generated the equivalent of 56 million used car tyres last financial year. Eighty-nine percent of them were recovered for reuse or processed into tyre derived products. The rest ended up in landfill or were stockpiled. In Queensland, the equivalent of 12.7 million car tyres were generated with a similar recovery rate of 69 per cent. Around 14 per cent of the recovered tyres were locally recycled into crumb rubber and granules.

Background of Tyre Stewardship Australia
Tyre Stewardship Australia, formed in 2014, aims to reduce the amount of end-of-life tyres damaging the environment via landfilling, illegal dumping or export while increasing the recycling rate of end of life tyres and expanding commercial markets for tyre derived products.

TSA is made up of representatives across the tyre supply chain including retailers, manufacturers, recyclers and collectors.

Article by Logan City Council.


USED TIRE Beach, Fl- Source- WEIBOLD.COM-British branch of Schwalbe Tyres is set to launch an inner tube recycling plan — it will team up with bike shops that will conduct collection of used inner tubes; the collected materials will be returned to Schwalbe to undergo reprocessing.

The company’s plan seeks to help retailers show to their consumers that their businesses are environment-friendly and sustainable. Schwalbe also targets bike riders by asking them to bring used inner tubes to special shops that collaborate with the company.

Schwalbe tubes | Photo: courtesy of Cloud 9 Cycles.

Similar plan has been on in Germany for five years — it involved various tire dealers and proved to be successful. Apart from that, a similar project is run in the Netherlands.

Schwalbe Tyres UK believes that it’s crucial to boost recycling technology as natural resources are exploited and environment deteriorates. According to the company’s estimates, no less than 10 million used inner tubes are discarded into landfills annually, and Schwalbe is determined to take decisive actions.

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Used Tire News-The largest tire recycler in the US and the largest seller of used tires Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired Lakin Tire.

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Liberty Tire Recycling (“Liberty” or the “Company”), one of the leading providers of tire recycling services in North America, today announced the acquisition of Lakin Tire (“Lakin”), with support from its majority equity sponsor The Carlyle Group.

Lakin, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, and with operations focused throughout the Western United States and the Northeast, is one of the most established and technologically advanced tire removal and recycling companies in the U.S. Combined, the two companies collect over 180 million tires per year and recycle approximately 2.6 billion pounds of rubber into innovative, sustainable products. Thomas Womble, CEO of Liberty Tire, will continue to lead the combined business, while key leaders of Lakin, including Bob Lakin and Sean Lakin, will take on expanded roles within Liberty to drive continued world-class customer service. Bob Lakin will maintain an equity ownership stake in Liberty.

Central to the strategic vision of the joint business is an enhanced ability to provide high-quality, comprehensive tire collection services and sustainable, eco-friendly recycled products to new and existing customers. The merger will unite two complementary businesses, which share a focus on safety, service, quality and innovation, in order to leverage their respective strengths, share best practices and expand their combined geographic reach.

“Similar to Liberty, Lakin has a long heritage of providing outstanding customer service and has a deep commitment to sustainability,” said Womble. “Lakin’s culture of service and sustainability is a great match for Liberty’s innovative tire processing and recycling capabilities, which will enable the combined company to drive increased sustainable reuse of scrap tires.”

“From the time my great-grandfather started Lakin Tire over 100 years ago, we’ve provided best-in-class customer service with environmentally-friendly tire recycling solutions,” said Bob Lakin, who will become Executive Director at Liberty Tire. “Partnering with Liberty is an exciting step in the growth trajectory of our company, as their innovative technology will allow us to deliver our solutions to even more customers nationwide. I am excited to be an equity owner of the combined business.”

Equity for the investment came from Carlyle Strategic Partners IV and a key group of co-investors in Liberty.

About Liberty
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. Liberty collects and recycles used tires for innovative, beneficial re-use. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a network of processing plants and comprehensive, nationwide collection services.

About Lakin Tire
The Lakin family began recycling tires in Chicago, IL in 1918. Today, Lakin Tire has become one of the premier tire removal and recycling organizations in the United States, with operations throughout the West and Northeast. Using environmentally-friendly processing operations, Lakin Tire serves customers worldwide and is the exclusive tire removal and recycling partner for more than 6,500 individual tire retailers across the country.

About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $224 billion of assets under management, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,775 people in 32 offices across six continents.

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Used Tire News-For the better part of three decades Goodyear, Bridgestone/Firestone, and Pirelli along with Michelin and others have waged a war of smears and lies against used tires. The tire manufacturers have banded together in a concerted effort to eliminate or hinder the sale of used tires worldwide. They have sought outright bans on the sale of used tires in South America, Central America, The Mideast Africa. Australia and Europe. In an industry where recycling of discarded scrap tires has been an afterthought. Only when push came to shove did the tire makers fake the government into believing the programs they established in the eighties and nineties were viable. In reality, there is not much recycling of rubber more than the conversion of tires to TDF for cement.

This week Goodyear announced ts new concept tire. This tire would generate its own rubber and replace it as it is in use?

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