Special preview of the Recircle Awards for 2022 in the market
The special preview supplement for the Recircle Awards is now ready to view and download, as we take an in-depth look at the nominees for the 2022 event. This year’s special preview includes a unique editorial covering the start of the Recircle Awards 2022 and an analysis of the nominees competing to win in each category… Check out the full story of the Tire & Rubber Recycling Recircle Awards here.
No successor for REDISA in sight
Waste tire management in South Africa has been in crisis from the start. The creation of REDISA was opposed by politicians and tire and rubber manufacturers. They didn’t like the idea of paying a recycling fee at the point of entry into the country – and they fought the creation of REDISA at every step. REDISA was created despite protests and had set the framework for what should have been a very positive model for recycling, job creation and business development. However, the organization…
Nexen Pureback could solve the TWP problem
Researchers have developed a new tire to clean cars and communities to reduce the level of microplastics entering the atmosphere. Microplastics have long been considered one of the most complex forms of pollution, with particles smaller than 5mm impacting air quality, and plant species and proving incredibly difficult to remove from the environment due to their small size. If you want to read more about this tire and rubber recycling story, click here.
New chair for the IRSG delegation
The IRSG Secretariat has elected Dr. KN Raghavan, Executive Director of the Rubber Board of India as the new IRSG Heads of Delegation Chairman. Dr. Raghavan was unanimously elected by IRSG member government representatives and will serve for two terms (2022-2024). Check out the full story of IRSG Tire & Rubber Recycling here.
Osnabrück’s “Pieswerk” project criticized
Osnabrück’s plans for a city pyrolysis plant have been criticized by environmentalists. The tire pyrolysis plant would help the city dispose of old tires and create energy and raw materials for resale. However, a “ProPye” group contests the plans of the “Pieswerk”. They claim that the truth is not being told about the project. They question the claim that no CO2 is produced by the process and fear it could create harmful emissions. They also wonder if the materials produced, the tire pyrolysis oil and…