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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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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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