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Some 5.5 million packets of chewing gum are sold in the Netherlands each year, a lot of which ends up on the floor or stuck to park furniture where it can remain for up to 25 years before degrading....
'Our lab tests showed that fibre-reinforced concrete reduces crack formation by more than 90% compared to regular concrete,' explains Obinna Onuaguluchi, a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering at...
The new recycling facility will rely on a ‘destructive distillation’ process to transform the large end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT)...
Amidst the many shredder and baler manufacturers, the French company Minet Lacing Technology (MLT) stood out with its various patented conveyor belt solutions. ‘Recyclers have to process a lot...
‘Lifetime cancer risk is very low given the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons typically measured in European sports grounds,’ the ECHA states. Furthermore, the risk posed...
Costing US$ 41 million, the facility reflects the Qatar National Vision 2030 of boosting sustainability and supporting green technology. It has been financed by local banks, the government of Qatar...
The installation of the Eldan tyre recycling lines complement the equipment supplied in 2001, and will now be able to produce high quality rubber granulate with 99.9% purity at more than 3.000 kg/...
Arabplast is the Gulf region's foremost trade show for the plastics, petrochemical and rubber industries, and TOMRA Sorting will be showcasing a range of top-selling sorting applications with a focus...
The study follows a report by Dutch broadcaster NOS last October which quoted research from a tyre industry group claiming that the presence of carcinogens in such sports pitches is many times higher...
Nearly 40 000 end-of-life (ELTs) tyres were dumped – of which 15 000 units were stockpiled in Alloa, another 15 000 in Huntly, some 7000 in Fife, and another 1000 in Dundee. ‘James McHale...
Mechanical engineers tested the oil that, when blended with diesel in small percentages, not only gives reduced emissions but also delivers no loss of engine performance. The percentage of fossil...
The two-day event will focus on the expanding opportunities for use of recycled tyre materials in traditional and innovative sectors. ETRA has issued a call for papers and expects that, once again,...
The US Environmental Protection Agency lists some 41 independent projects, none of which have discovered 'any harmful effects' from using tyre rubber in sports fields, it is noted. The Synthetic Turf...
The plant is converting post-consumer tyres into rubber flooring for gymnasiums and sporting venues using ‘eco-friendly’ recycling technology. Sagama Vietnam plans to open a second such...
Annually, up to 1 million ELTs travel downstream from California to Mexico, according to Wildcoast. These are frequently dislodged by heavy winds and rainfall, becoming scattered across the river...
Using a bio-based rejuvenator produced by Arizona Chemical, the full properties of recovered asphalt can be restored, it is explained. The raw material for the product is obtained from by-products of...
The joint venture's first facility was inaugurated on November 23 and is located at Indore - 'a large trucking hub' in central India. Ultimately, the two companies are aiming to establish a pan-...
For a typical truck tyre of 60 kg, materials cost approximately £1.16 per kg for an overall total of £70. Asian tyres are retailing in the market at around £73, leaving an ‘...
Based in Suffolk in the east of England, Murfitts has shipped over 300 tons of its recycled rubber granules to Australia to create a 19 000-square-metre surface for the Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club....
GDT will 'operate continuously' to turn the end-of-life tyres (ELTs) into 40% carbon, 35% oil and 15% steel by weight. According to the recycler, around 500 000 used tyres are generated annually in...
Plastic Road consists of 100% recycled material; this prefab construction is lightweight and is hailed as a sustainable alternative to the asphalt traditionally used to make motorways. Plastic...
The aim will be to process the equivalent of 400 000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres on an annual basis, including a capacity of 300 000 tonnes per year for rubber modified asphalt as well as 100 000...
Tyre recycling companies in Europe are running out of tyres. This development remains something of a mystery because, after all, EU citizens are producing more than enough post-consumer tyres, with...
The concept of design for recycling has made very few inroads into the footwear market, with product complexity and diversity continuing to stand in the way of large-scale processing for materials...
To be manufactured in the USA, ′they will provide the performance drivers expect from a premium tyre′, according to Timberland. ′When the tread wears out, they live on, one day...
On the creative plus side, an 11-year-old girl has managed to fashion a dress from 25 000 loom bands while another loom outfit has attracted bids of £170 000 (US$ 285 000) on eBay - with the...
The US$ 140 million plant in Houston, Texas, has the capacity to handle up to 10 million tyres per year. Tyre components are separated ready for resale to scrap firms and for use in the manufacture...
The facility will cover 20 000 square metres and treat waste from Mesaieed Industrial City. The tyres will be returned to their three component materials - rubber, textile and steel. The rubber will...
There are roughly 240 million cars on EU roads right now, resulting in 3.3 million tonnes of end-of-life tyres (ELTs) per year. While material recycling rates have climbed all the way from 5% in 1992...
'Each project addresses a key issue such as reusing discarded automobile tyres, recovering key elements from batteries, producing green fertiliser from animal waste, and generating renewable clean...

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