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7th Scrap to Profit Tire Recycling Conference Announced

  • 2017-05-19

Driving New Scrap Tire Markets though Innovation is the focus of the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference to be held October 25-26, 2017 at The Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.The event is hosted by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the Scrap Tire Research and Educati...

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Ontario: 100 Million Tires recycled and counting!

  • 2017-05-19

Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) is excited to announce that after only eight years of operation, its Used Tires Program has achieved the recycling of 100 million tires.  If stacked, those tires would be about 36,000 times the height of Toronto’s famous CN Tower!But Ontario’s su...

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CATRA issues first Annual Report (2016)

  • 2017-04-21

CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its inaugural Annual Report.The report provides highlights of CATRA’s work and accomplishments in 2016, in addition to plans for 2017 and beyond to ensure a sustainable, positive value for end-of-life tires in Canada.Introduced by both...

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Safe Winter Driving: “Be Winter Smart”

  • 2017-01-30

The new "Be Winter Smart" campaign by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) is well underway to promote safe winter driving.As part of TRAC’s Be Tire Smart initiative, the new campaign has many tools and expert tips to help keep everyone safe on the winter roads.&nb...

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New Brunswick – 20 Years and 20 Million Tires

  • 2017-01-19

In November 2016, New Brunswick marked the 20th year of its tire recycling program at a celebratory event held in Fredericton.The event was attended by key recycling program partners who were instrumental in achieving the diversion of approximately 20 million tires from the province’s...

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Dutch Health Institute declares Synthetic Turf Safe

  • 2017-01-18

A recent study by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has concluded that athletic events in the Netherlands played on synthetic turf with rubber granules do not significantly increase exposure to carcinogenic substances.  “This is because the...

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Ontario announces Community Renewal Fund Grants

  • 2017-01-17

Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) offers community grant programs to encourage the use of provincially-created recycled tire rubber products within their province.The final 2016 round of applications to Ontario’s Community Renewal Fund (CRF) closed on November 30, 2016 and OTS is now...

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Canada 2015 - End Markets Report

  • 2016-12-07

CATRA members continue to show an impressive variety of high value uses in the products created from end-of-life tires in Canada. CATRA conducts an annual data survey of its member organizations (10 provinces and one territory) to arrive at a nation-wide picture of new tires sold, used tires coll...

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OTS reviews 2016 Rubber Recycling Symposium

  • 2016-11-28

The first week of October was a productive time for tire recycling innovators in Canada and beyond.The Annual General meeting of CATRA’s provincial members held in Niagara was immediately followed at the same venue by the bi-annual Recycled Rubber Symposium hosted by the Tire &...

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Meet CATRA’s Chair – January 2017 to December 2018

  • 2016-11-18

CATRA is pleased to announce that Jeff MacCallum will serve as Chair for the next two years.  Taking the reins from outgoing Chair Glenn Maidment, Jeff is a firm believer in the need for responsible environmental stewardship and the reality that the environment and economy can thr...

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