Scrap tire industry has bright future

John Sheerin has been director, end-of-life tires, for the Rubber Manufacturers Association for only about six months. His involvement with the RMA’s scrap tire management program, however, goes back much longer than that. As environmental manager, then environmental director, for Bridgestone Retail Operations L.L.C., Sheerin had extensive experience aiding the RMA’s scrap tire management efforts … Read more…

The Treasures Of Riverton

The horrific effects of the latest Riverton fire have been well heralded, and, as usual, the various solutions are rehashed, the debate goes on and will probably dissipate with the exasperating smoke when we finally extinguish this seemingly seasonal disaster. Prominent among the items mentioned by the experts in recommending solutions of separation and recycling … Read more…

We discuss sustainability, waste-to-energy facilities and free home energy kits in our 2015 MauiTime Green Issue

Hawaii has had to deal with energy conservation for a long time–longer than most cities in the U.S. King Kalakaua was already very knowledgeable about electricity when he famously called on Thomas Edison in New York during his 1881 world tour. “[H]e asked very few questions, and appeared to be more than ordinarily familiar with … Read more…

Tyre Protocol Set To Clarify End Of Waste Status

The updated Tyre-Derived Rubber Materials (TDRM) protocol, unveiled by the Tyre Recycling Association (TRA), will accompany the existing PAS 107:12 specification covering the manufacture and storage of size-reduced tyre-derived materials. The TDRM protocol applies only to tyre recyclers that are manufacturing and storing size-reduced tyre-derived materials – and provides additional information on off-site storage guidance … Read more…

How to make tyre into useful products

A tire is a strong, flexible rubber casing attached to the rim of a wheel. Tires provide a gripping surface for traction and serve as a cushion for the wheels of a moving vehicle. Tires are found on automobile s, trucks, buses, aircraft landing gear, tractors and other farm equipment, industrial vehicles such as forklifts, … Read more…