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School children come up with new ideas for old tyres

By Connor ORourke   TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme) has announced the two joint winners of its inaugural Primary Schools Competition. TRACS asked primary school stud...

Posted 11 years ago

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Continental focuses on green tyres

By Padraic Deane Made from renewable raw materials and containing only very small quantities of fossil materials, “green tyres” are the stuff of dreams for any tyre manufacturer. Chemist...

Posted 10 years ago

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Recycling Adam

According to the EU End of Vehicle Life Directive, 85% of every new vehicle must be recyclable. This guideline is to become even more stringent: from 2015, 95% of all new vehicles' overall weight m...

Posted 10 years ago

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TRACS welcomes Department recommendations on tyre industry review

TRACS has welcomed interim recommendations by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in relation to the tyre industry’s producer responsibility review which is currently under...

Posted 10 years ago

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Crumb Rubber set to invest €4.5 million in new plant

Tyre recycler and manufacturer, Crumb Rubber, has unveiled plans to double its work force with the announcement of 25 new jobs. The new jobs are part of an inward investment plan that will see €4.5 ...

Posted 10 years ago

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Continental Wins GreenTec Award 2014

Continental, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) at the University of Münster have been honoured with the GreenTec Award 2014 for their co-development project...

Posted 10 years ago

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TRACS asks consumers to deal only with reputable tyre suppliers

TRACS (Tyre Recovery Activity Compliance Scheme) Ireland’s largest tyre compliance scheme, is asking vehicle owners to deal only with reputable tyre suppliers who will ensure that their used tyres a...

Posted 9 years ago

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Ford tops annual Best Global Green Brands’ report

For the first time in the history of Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands report, there is a new number one brand: Ford. Toyota, which had held the top spot since the report debuted in 2011, fal...

Posted 9 years ago

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Continental Tyres warns against burning tyres this Halloween

Continental Tyres Ireland is advising people for the Halloween celebrations not to include tyres among the material they plan to burn in bonfires this year. Tom Dennigan, General Manager of Contine...

Posted 9 years ago

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DECLG set to establish full PRI scheme

TyreTrade.ie has learned that the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) has decided to establish a full PRI scheme comprising of a single compliance scheme for end–of-lif...

Posted 9 years ago

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Tyres Working Group issues PRI update

The Tyres Working Group, which is charged with the implementation of a full Producer Responsibility Initiative (PRI) for tyres has issued the following statement to TyreTrade.ie. The Minister for...

Posted 9 years ago

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Minister of State issues PRI update in Dail

Minister of State,  Kevin Humphries addressed the Dail on Thursday, March 26, on the issue of the proposed full Producer Responsibility Initiative, which was raised by Robert Troy, T.D. Minist...

Posted 9 years ago

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Goodyear introduces tyres containing next-generation Silica

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has begun using a next-generation silica to increase the fuel-efficiency of its tyres. This new silica will be first used in the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV tyre,...

Posted 9 years ago

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Minister Kelly meets the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA)

Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government met with the President, Kevin Farrell and a delegation from the Irish Tyre Industry Association on Thursday. Minister ...

Posted 9 years ago

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New Source of Silica Will Debut in Tire for the Chinese Market

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in...

Posted 8 years ago

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Millennials in Europe want an eco-friendly future - Goodyear Dunlop survey finds

Millennials in Europe want an eco-friendly future and see the benefits of sustainable vehicles in helping to deliver this. According to new findings from Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe (GDTE) in as...

Posted 8 years ago

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Continental promote environmentally friendly trucks

Continental is supporting a joint pilot project between BMW Group and its logistics partner Scherm Group to promote environmentally friendly trucks. As part of the project, the German premium tyre ...

Posted 8 years ago

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Toyota Prius fun facts ahead of the all-new 2016 reveal

The all-new 2016 Prius will be revealed to journalists on September 8th in Las Vegas. Here are a few Prius facts some other publications may leave out of their announcement. When the new 2016 Toy...

Posted 8 years ago

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Minister makes decisions on impending PRI

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has made a number of decisions in relation to the structure of a new Government Producer Responsibility Initiative for waste tyres in the Republic of Ireland. T...

Posted 8 years ago

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Repak ELT exceeds targets

Over 600 tyre outlets have joined Repak ELT, exceeding the target set by the Department of the Environment by more than 25 per cent. Repak ELT says these 600 plus outlets have committed to securing...

Posted 8 years ago

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Irish Volkswagen emissions recall starts next week

Volkswagen has begun its recall of the cars in Ireland which were affected by the global emissions scandal, with Golf 2lt TDI Blue Motion models to start being fixed next week. In total, some 117,0...

Posted 8 years ago

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Continental set to exhibit tyres made from Dandelions

Continental is for the first time unveiling components and tyres for trucks and buses made from natural rubber derived from dandelion roots. At the forthcoming International Motor Show Commercial V...

Posted 7 years ago

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Anti-dumping – EC to investigate Chinese tyre imports to Europe

The European Commission has issued notice that it will initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic of China. The Commission is...

Posted 6 years ago

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Fund announced to tackle illegal tyre dumping

Local authorities have estimated that there are over 750,000 waste tyres dumped illegally in different locations around the country. The figure was compiled by authorities who are often l...

Posted 6 years ago

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New regulations governing tyre disposal come into force

New regulations governing the disposal of used tyres have come into force. Minister for Environment Denis Naughten last month announced details of the scheme for end-of-life tyres aimed a...

Posted 6 years ago

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Environment Committee will not object to new waste tyre regulations

The Environment Committee announced that it will not object to new waste tyre regulations remaining in force followed a closed session this afternoon. Chair Hildegarde Naughton, TD said that the Co...

Posted 6 years ago