May 13, 2022
CATRA releases its 2021 Annual Report
Steve Meldrum, the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies (CATRA) Chair and CEO of eTracks, introduced the Association’s 2021 Annual Report by speaking to how he has embraced his new role with CATRA and sees ongoing potential in the organization. The report goes on to show how members, collectively and individually, continue to be global leaders in the tire recycling industry. They do this through robust data collection and analysis, and expanding scrap tire diversion opportunities through innovation, technology, stakeholder outreach and collaborations.
2022 is already revealing that it will be another year of achievements in Canada’s tire recycling industry. For its part, CATRA will pursue opportunities that ensure that knowledge is shared, and efficiencies and other benefits are delivered to members. Ultimately, this enhances each member’s ability to deliver on environmental and economic responsibilities for their respective governments.
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May 04, 2022
Bridgestone Partners with LanzaTech to Pursue End-of-Life Tire Recycling Technologies
Bridgestone Americas, an eTracks customer and global leader in tires and sustainable mobility solutions, announced an exclusive partnership with Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) company, LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (LanzaTech) to address end-of-life tire waste. The two companies will co-develop the first dedicated end-of-life tire recycling process leveraging LanzaTech’s proprietary CCT technology, creating a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.
According to the Tire Industry Project operating under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), more than one billion tires globally reach the end of their useful service life each year. Bridgestone and LanzaTech will work to address this issue by converting end-of-life tires into new materials, including exploring processes to create sustainable synthetic rubber that does not rely on petrochemicals.
Learn more about Bridgestone’s initiative
April 26, 2022
Request for Proposal: Sourcing End-of-Life Tire Recycling Services
eTracks Tire Management Systems will be issuing a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) related to the recycling of end-of-life tires to qualified, north American service providers. The RFP supports eTracks as a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) under Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (“RRCEA”) and the Tires Regulation (Reg 225/18). The RFP covers a four-year period beginning in 2023.
The RFP will be available on May 16, 2022 and will contain:
RFP process and timelines (eg. bidder question submittals, bidder meeting, deadlines, submittal process)
Service Provider (bidder) requirements
Supporting documents (regulations, form of contract, pricing templates)
Scope of services to be provided (receipt of tires, or pre-processed materials, “processing” of scrap tires, reporting requirements to eTracks, etc.)
Details of acceptable recycling methods (eg. crumbing with end-market proof, retreading, reuse, tire derived aggregate, rubber modified asphalt, blasting mats, etc...