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Fighting for tires in Nova Scotia

Halifax C&D Recycling vice-president Mike Chassie with his parents, company founders Lee-Anne and Dan Chassie, at the company’s tire recycling facility.

There aren't many recycling companies that can say they were the first in their province to lead the way in advancing various programs for reclamation of what would otherwise be waste. For Halifax C&D Recycling, it's a badge of honour they wear with pride.

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The state of Tire Recycling in Ontario: Q&A with Andrew Horsman

Into the shredder: the 25-millionth tire to be recycled at Emterra Tire Recycling, Ontario, an OTS program participant and member of the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Ontario Tire Stewardship's Used Tires Program had reached a significant milestone: the recycling of its 100 millionth tire since the program began in 2009. Alberta is the only other Canadian province to achieve this milestone. 

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Large tires find second lives through recycling efforts

Liberty Tire’s Legal, AB facility has partnered with Kal Tire to shred and recycle used over-the-road tires.

Tires are the foundation of transportation in North America - quite literally. Estimates from 2015 suggest that in the United States and Canada there are around 300 million passenger vehicles on the roads. Some simple math suggests that this number means there are some 1.2 billion tires in contact with road surfaces at any particular time. 

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Carbon Black going ‘Green’

The Black Bear carbon black production plant in Nederweert, The Netherlands, showing piles of scrap tires. According to Black Bear, there are enough waste tires in the world to build 1,200 plants of roughly the same size as the Nederweert plant.

Currently, the world faces an immensely problematic waste stream: tires. 

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From tires to clean crumb rubber, to granulate and fine powder

Granutech's integrated tire processing system.

Vinh Ngo, the owner of Ideal Rubber Industries Corp., based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto), has been decisive on many fronts. He opted to work with Granutech-Saturn Systems shortly after he set up his recycling operation in 2009, and has subsequently retained Granutech-Saturn as his key vendor in establishing a tire processing system that allows him to convert scrap tires (including large format and OTR tires)  into high-quality crumb rubber and powder in a multi-step phased approach. 

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Recycling industry returns to New Orleans for scrap sector’s largest gathering

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industr, will hold ISRI2017, the association’s annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. There they will discuss the latest in the global scrap recycling business and evaluate the state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services used by the industry.

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Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

Mobile App launched, scrap database unveiled and specs updated

April 20, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of an updated version of ISRI Mobile with enhanced communication features. Users of the iPhone and Android apps will now have the ability to receive customized notifications and more detailed alerts pertaining to the recycling industry.

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Ontario Tire Stewardship announces 100 million tires recycled

Ontario Tire Stewardship's (OTS) Used Tires Program has reached an incredible milestone: the recycling its 100 millionth tire since the program opened in 2009. To put this astounding accomplishment into perspective, 100 million tires stacked on top of one another is the equivalent height of over 36,000 CN Towers. Before the implementation of the program many of these tires ended up in landfills across the province or accumulated into tire piles, which pose serious environmental and safety risks. Through the Used Tires Program 100 per cent of scrap tires generated in Ontario are recycled into high value, sustainable products - and importantly, no tires are burned, disposed of in landfills or are illegally dumped.

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Tire recycling system provided for state-of-the-art pyrolysis operation in Europe

The CM Zero Waste TRR system is capable of producing 25 mm wire-free rubber.

CM Tire Recycling Equipment (a division of Columbus McKinnon Corporation) recently supplied a complete turnkey installation – a CM Zero Waste TRR system for one of the most state-of-the-art pyrolysis operations in Europe. The CM Zero Waste TRR system is capable of producing 25 mm wire-free rubber that will be used as feedstock for the pyrolysis system’s reactor. CM says they were chosen to supply this system due to its capability for processing passenger car and truck tires to >25 mm wire-free rubber, along with clean steel, to a purity level of >96 percent.

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New ECO Green Giant Tire Shredder System installed in Saudi Arabia

Uday Gautam, Manager of NRC (centre) and his team with their new ECO Green Giant two-shaft primary tire shredder system, along with ECO Green service technicians Ben Rogers (third from left) and Jarom Groat (far right).

ECO Green Equipment, USA, recently announced the company's latest tire recycling equipment installation in Saudi Arabia—the ECO Green Giant, two-shaft primary tire shredder system. This installation went to NRC (Northern Region Cement Co.). NRC’s team was looking for an efficient TDF/Tire Shred System for processing their vast whole tire landfill.

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ECO Green Equipment announces installation of ECO Krumbuster Crumb Rubber System in Hungary

ECO Krumbuster Hydraulic Mill and expanded crumb/rubber powder system.

ECO Green Equipment, USA, recently announced their latest international tire recycling equipment installation -- in Hungary. The ECO Krumbuster Hydraulic Mill and expanded crumb/rubber powder system went to Hungarojet Kft in Budapest. Hungarojet’s team was looking for an efficient crumb rubber system for processing their tire-derived materials.

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ECO Grater secondary electric shredder ideal for processing primary shreds into wire-free rubber chips and mulch

The ECO Grater is the latest technology is ideal for processing primary shreds smaller than 150 mm (6” inches).

ECO Green Equipment recently announced the latest addition to their recycling equipment lineup—the ECO Grater. The ECO Grater is a secondary electric shredder ideal for processing primary shreds smaller than 150 mm (6” inches) into wire-free rubber chips/mulch for secondary uses. The ECO Grater provides aggressive shredding capabilities to processors who demand the best efficiencies and low maintenance. The unit churns through primary tire shreds outputting uniform rubber chips/mulch down to 16 mm (0.625” inches) in size. Operators can now enjoy increased volume production of tire shredding plus a high proportion of output—up to 12 tons per hour.

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