Tire Recycling In The United Kingdom Many Tire Recyclers Non Compliant

Used Tire News-Usedtires.com-UK’s Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) reports that a Freedom of Information request (*FOI request submitted by ‘Tyre & Rubber Recycling’ magazine) has starkly exposed levels of non-compliance by many operators claiming ‘T8 exemptions’ for their businesses.

TRA says that in 2019 inspections of almost sixty sites carried out by the Environment Agency across England revealed more than one third to be legally non-compliant. Further action in the EA, conducted in the first 8 months of 2020, showed the situation to have further worsened with almost 50% of sites visited failing to meet legal requirements.

‘This confirms all our worst fears,’ said Peter Taylor OBE, TRA Secretary General, ‘T8 exemptions were intended to offer a ‘light’ touch regulating regime under which small businesses could operate but instead it has been very widely abused as we have long argued. In very many cases this approach allowed irresponsible players to flout the Law yet enjoy levels of overhead and compliance well below those of fully permitted businesses. We are pleased that government now intends to end this gateway to poor practice.’

The Tyre Recovery Association urges all those disposing of end-of-life tyres and especially vehicle dismantlers and tyre retailers to carefully scrutinise the compliance status of those to whom they pass on their waste, their own legal Duty of Care demands it. Tyre recycling industry’s own Responsible Recycler Scheme provides just that assurance of best practice. RRS members are audited and re-certificated annually and endeavour always to maintain high standards of service and compliance.

Press release by Tyre Recovery Association.

Used Tire News-Blackcycle By Michelin Tire Recycling End Of Life For Tires


Used Tire News-Usedtires.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-BlackCycle – potential “game-changer” for end-of-life tires and recycled tire rubber

INNOVATIONS
From Weibold.com

OCTOBER 26, 2020

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According to expert opinion in the tire recycling industry, BlackCycle – the research project coordinated by Michelin – can revolutionize end-of-life tire recycling worldwide. This opinion was voiced by experts during a meeting of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) at its Tires & Rubber Committee on October 15, 2020.

There was tangible excitement at the BIR Tyres & Rubber Committee webinar on October 15 following a guest presentation on the recycling of end-of-life tires (ELTs) into secondary raw materials for tires and other product applications.

The Committee’s Chairman Max Craipeau of China-based Greencore Resources Ltd said the BlackCycle research project coordinated by major producer Michelin had the potential to “revolutionize” ELT recycling at a time when the key crumb rubber market was under severe threat. If successful, it could mean that, in five to six years from now, around half of Europe’s ELTs would be incorporated as secondary raw materials into new tires, he added.

According to Michelin, the €16-million project currently involves five research and technology organizations, seven industrial partners and an innovation cluster. Moreover, it spans activities such as tire collection, shredding and granulation, tire pyrolysis, rectification of tire pyrolysis oil into valuable materials, production of recovered carbon black.

Martin von Wolfersdorff’s calculation of the sheer size of the BlackCycle project, a tire recycling collaboration of Michelin, Orion Engineered Carbons, Pyrum Innovations AG, ALIAPUR and others. | Video of Bureau of International Recycling’s Tires & Rubber Committee online meeting: courtesy of Martin von Wolfersdorff.

Michaël Cogne of Michelin pinpointed that the aim of BlackCycle project is to address recovered carbon black and pyrolytic oil as well as “to find the best way to valorize everything to a good level of performance.”

Describing the BlackCycle project, BIR writes: “Chemical competencies would be used to refine oils to create a desirable feedstock for the manufacture of carbon black, he added.”

“With the full value chain, you have a good chance to valorize all the outputs for use in “high-value applications”, added Michaël Cogne describing the research which aims to revolutionize tire recycling and the use of recycled tire rubber and tire-derived materials.

The project is expected to be beneficial for the industry players involved in end-of-life tire management and recycling. Max Craipeau, the committee chairman, said that the key aspect of the initiative is that end-of-life tire collectors, recyclers and tire pyrolysis operators would “still have a major role to play in the industry as providers of added-value feedstock.”

According to BIR’s chairman, this is expected to apply even to small and medium-sized tire recyclers, allowing such operators to continue exploiting their present equipment.

Another Tires & Rubber Committee panelist Martin von Wolfersdorff – recovered carbon black expert and head of Wolfersdorff Consulting in Berlin – praised the BlackCycle recycling objectives as exceeding Michelin’s initial Vision 2048 goals. He estimated a recovered carbon black production of around 400,000 tons per annum and a sustainable carbon black production of some 80,000 tons per annum by 2030 if every second European tire were recycled in the BlackCycle system.

Martin von Wolfersdorff and Robert Weibold – a tire recycling and pyrolysis consulting expert from Vienna – were also impressed by the “all-star cast” gathered by Michelin, as well as by the “deep integration” of the research venture. During the event, they also actively discussed breakthrough technologies and projects to drive circular economy in the end-of-life tire recycling sector.

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Photo: courtesy of Bureau of International Recycling.

In its press release devoted to the online event, BIR pinpoints that the webinar participants acknowledged that the emergence of this potentially huge outlet for end-of-life tires was particularly well-timed given the regulatory storm clouds currently gathering over the main outlet for crumb rubber use as infill for sports pitches, a topic discussed in greater depth at the BIR Tires & Rubber Committee’s eForum in June this year. Speaking at the webinar, Mr. Craipeau expressed the fear that a ban on infill “is on its way”.

In a brief market analysis, Mr. Craipeau confirmed that the pandemic had dramatically reduced the number of vehicles on roads and therefore ELT arisings, forcing many recyclers to turn to their buffer stocks. On the demand side, COVID had curtailed the number of projects requiring crumb rubber, including the development of sports pitches.

Spanish End of Life Tire Program


Used Tire News-Usedtires.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-From Weibold-

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 Tires.com-Usedtire 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

USED TIRES AND RECYCLING NEWS


USED TIRE NEWS-Usedtires.com-Deerfield 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.

Article by Road.cc.

LIBERTY TIRE RECYCLING BUYS LAKIN TIRE

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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Source: Liberty Tire Recycling

WHO ARE THESE CLOWNS AT USTMA AND WHY ARE THEY SCARED OF USED TIRES BEING SOLD?


Used Tire news-For decades under different names and in different countries worldwide the new tire makers association has been spreading half-truths and outright lies about the used tire industry. The new tire makers have not figured out used tires are not going anywhere and we will continue to expand our markets.
Used tire sales are up and on the increase worldwide. Almost all developed countries are generators of used tires. most are also importers and exporters of used tires.
From the US, Canada to Germany, Japan, South Korea, and China as well as almost all of western Europe are exporters of used tires. used tires circle the globe in both export and import markets. even the countries that have bans on them still get them and resell them.

USTMA-

VISION
To be the premier advocate, trusted voice, and thought leader for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. Advancing safe, sustainable mobility for the future.

OUR PILLARS

Safety
Safety is the tire industry’s top priority. We are committed to making tires that make driving easier, safer, smarter and more sustainable. Tire manufacturers are in constant pursuit of excellence by inventing new ways to design and engineer tires. Tires today are much safer and better performing than the tires from a few decades ago. The most recent government data analysis showed tire-related crashes decreased by over 50% between 2007 and 2010.

Sustainability
From environmental stewardship to workplace safety to corporate social responsibility, USTMA members are committed to continuous improvement. USTMA members have reduced energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and are incorporating sustainable and biogenic materials in tire manufacturing. USTMA is a leader in advocating strong scrap tire laws that have reduced stockpiled tires by 93% nationwide while nearly 90% of scrap tires are consumed in end use markets.

Economy
Tire manufacturing helps keep the American economy moving. U.S. tire makers employ nearly 100,000 people in our country, including factory workers and highly skilled scientists, engineers and others. Tires are always in demand, which makes tire manufacturing the kind of steady, robust industry our communities can count on in this changing economy.

Innovation
Tires are the only part of a car that touches the road and that connection is critically important to keeping the American economy moving and the driving public safe. The tire manufacturing industry has invested billions of dollars in improving tires so they are significantly safer and more sustainable than just a few decades ago – and they’re only getting better.

OUR MEMBERS

LEADERSHIP

ANNE FORRISTALL LUKE
President & CEO
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Bio

STEVE MCCLELLAN
Chairman of U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association;
President, Americas
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Bio

SEE MORE OF OUR LEADERSHIP

Recycling Of Used Tires- Tire Derived Fuel Is It A Scam For Fees


August 5,2019-Used Tire News-Usedtires.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Used Tire recycling and fee collecting is it a scam? The fact of the matter is tire manufacturers should be held to cradle to grave recycling by law. The makers of tires have sold the public a bill of goods as to the effectiveness and environmentally safe destruction of tires by burning with coal. How many people have their hands in the till collecting scrap tire fees? Where is all of this money going? If you check out your invoices when buying tires itis confusing at best what the consumer is paying and to whom for tire disposal.
The tire industry taught the cement industry how to “monetize” scrap tires for fuel. They created Tire Derived Fuel for a tipping fee. For cement makers, it was a win-win they make money and save on the cost of coal to run their kilns. The bill of good sold by tire makers that tires are burning hotter and cleaner than coal does not say much. Tires burning j the kilns emit plenty of toxins also, just like coal. America is burning nearly 150 million scrap tires a year, but not really clean tire to energy as they would like you to believe.fact is Goodyear Bridgestone/Firestone Pirelli they are the ones that should be handling the worldwide scrap tire issue, yes scrap tires are still a problem.

TIRE MAKERS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO RECYCLE SCRAP OR USED TIRES

Used tire news-Deerfield beach, Fl-Contrary to what they want you to believe new tire makers have done little to help recycle scrap and or discarded used tires. The US discards in excess of 300 Million unusable used tires or scrap tires every year. The tire industry which back in the eighties pushed cement companies to upgrade their kilns to allow burning coal with scrap tires and thus saving on the coal. The new tire makers showed cement makers how to profit from “Tipping Fees” for accepting and burning scrap tires. While we have nothing against burning tires for TDF tire-derived fuel, there are certainly other things many of them new tire makers should be doing. Worldwide scrap and used tires can become issues if not attend to properly.

Used Tires-CM Tire Shredders

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CM Shredders Opens New Test Lab and R&D Facility in North America

Sarasota, Florida, USA, – March 7, 2019

New ownership, new products, and new verticals fuel CM Shredders technology and innovations.

CM Shredders, a leading manufacturer of the worlds most advanced industrial shredders and recycling systems, will open its new test lab and R&D demo facility in North America. Located at its headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, the new 4000 ft2 R&D, and demo facility will feature an array of both single shaft and dual shaft shredding systems from the company’s versatile product range.

“The new test lab and R&D facility is an exciting new milestone in our long company history of fueling technology and innovation and the latest step in the process of expanding our business activities beyond our traditional tire shredding and tire recycling equipment,” said Charles Astafan, General Manager at CM Shredders. “We will be able to not only develop and provide new products and processes but also help our customers with a proactive approach when facing the challenges of today’s production environments, whether through test shredding, applications, developing turn-key systems, training support or R&D work. We will work closely and proactively with key suppliers and other industry experts to find solutions that help our customers to improve and optimize their current operations,” said Astafan.

“One of the key focuses of the new CM Test Lab & R&D facility will be application support, especially in areas where tough or exotic materials traditionally create challenges for equipment and operators in size reduction applications. Dedicated application engineers will work with our customers from all industries to solve their very specific issues. It will also give our clients the opportunity to attend hands-on demonstrations to help better understand processes, capabilities and see the quality delivered by CM Shredders systems first hand” Added Martin Berardi, CEO of Bengal Machine.

As of December 28, 2018 CM Shredders was acquired and joined the Bengal Machine family of size reduction companies, which includes its sister company, Schutte Hammermill, a New York-based manufacturer headed up by Christopher Berardi that has developed an extensive line of size reduction equipment that includes hammer mills, lump breakers, crushers and shredders that provide a consistent and exact finished particle size.

“With the acquisition of the CM shredder business and the combination with our Schutte Hammermill product lines, now under the Bengal Machine banner, our company has moved into an ideal position to become the size-reduction equipment supplier for nearly every market need – regardless of the products or materials our customers are working with,” said Christopher Berardi, president and general manager of Schutte Hammermill. “With the stellar reputations and product offerings of both companies the CM purchase and merger represents a strategic opportunity to add significantly to our worldwide installation base and grow our capacity and scale.”

With a combined heritage of over 125 years in business and as leaders in their respective areas of size reduction servicing a wide range of industries and applications. Both CM Shredders and Schutte Hammermill are excited to join forces under the Bengal Machine banner to offer complete, turnkey solutions across all segments of the size reduction market. Through its CM and Schutte brands, Bengal Machine offers a full range of size reduction equipment and systems to fit any application need, all under one roof.

About CM Shredder:
For more than 35 years, CM Shredder has been the recognized leader of recycling equipment solutions. CM Tire Shredders systems process more than half a billion tires each year worldwide, and CM Industrial Shredders leverage that cutting edge, patented technology to create the most durable and effective shredders with a consistent focus on offering its customers the lowest total cost of ownership.
Website www.cmshredders.com

About Schutte Hammermill:
Schutte Hammermill products are known worldwide for their rugged construction, economical price, day-in-day-out dependability and a line of the highest quality, on-demand factory replacement wear parts. Founded in 1928, Schutte Hammermill products are made in the USA, proudly manufactured in Buffalo, New York (USA).
Website www.hammermills.com

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