Dec 1, 2022

Tire Recycling Reduces Harmful Emissions

… People expect that products made from recycled tires will deliver ecological benefits when compared to the use of (new) materials they displace. Putting numbers to this expectation was at the heart of the “Scrap Tire Life Cycle Assessment (LCA),” a study that involved the elective participation of seven members of the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies (CATRA). The study included collection and analysis of participating tire recycling agencies using data spanning 2017 – 2020, and in Spring 2022, participants received their individual LCA report. The engagement of a critical review panel ensured that the methodology of analysis and reporting aligns with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14044). …

“With a regulatory target of 100% tire collection and recycling, Ontarian’s benefit from Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR); the reduction in emissions shown in this study are proof of that. The broader challenge for industry players is to improve our technologies and recycling systems, such that it’s easy and practical to repurpose materials, instead of sourcing new materials. Ontario continues to move towards sustainable goals and we’re excited to be a part of that – building better recycling systems, removing valuable materials from waste streams and putting them back into use for as long as possible,” says Steve Meldrum, CEO, eTracks Tire Management Systems. …

Source: eTracks


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