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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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New Brunswick adds Bicycle Tires and Tubes

  • 2016-11-03

In July 2016, Recycle NB was pleased to announce the inclusion of bicycle tires and tubes in its tire recycling program.Teaming up with the Canadian Independent Bike Retailers Association (CIBRA), the province’s bike shops, tire retailers, and Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corpora...

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U.S. Scrap Tire Profile - 2015

  • 2016-11-03

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) based in Washington D.C. recently released its statistics on scrap tire management in the U.S.As the national trade association representing tire manufacturers in the U.S., the RMA’s scrap tire management efforts are a reflection of the tire i...

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Albertans Recycle 100 Million Tires

  • 2016-10-24

Congratulations to Alberta on the recycling of 100 million tires!This significant milestone was celebrated in Lethbridge on September 9, 2016 at the grand opening of a new playground at Gilbert Paterson Middle School, where rubber crumb made from Alberta scrap tires was used for the pl...

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7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference

  • 2016-07-14

The Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference will take place on November 2-3, 2016 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.The event will be hosted by the Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (STREF), the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the Rubber Pavements Association (RPA)...

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Nova Scotia Celebrates 20 Years of Recycling

  • 2016-07-14

RRFB Nova Scotia has commenced its 20th year of recycling under a fresh, new name – Divert NS!Formerly the Resource Recovery Fund Board (RRFB Nova Scotia), Divert NS recently evaluated and refined the strategic goals of their organization. To emphasize the shift, they are also beg...

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2016 Rubber Recycling Symposium – Registration Open!

  • 2016-06-16

Early-Bird Registration for the 2016 Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) Rubber Recycling Symposium is now open.  You are encouraged to register soon to ensure that you receive the discounted Full Delegate rate.  Alternate rates are also available for Single Day atte...

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TIA: Crumb Rubber used in Artificial Turf or as Playground Surfaces poses no significant Health or Environmental Risk

  • 2016-06-15

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is an international non-profit association representing all segments of the tire industry, including those that manufacture, repair, recycle, sell, service or use new or retreaded tires, as well as suppliers or individuals who furnish equipment,...

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Yukon Territory – Tire Program Changes announced

  • 2016-06-15

UPDATE:  The Government of Yukon announced that it will postpone the implementation of its amended recycling regulation, discussed below.  For further information, see Yukon's official announcement of July 12, 2016:  http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/16-257.html#.V4_ozLiAOkq T...

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