Two new ‘firsts’ from the TRA
New initiatives from the TRA will help members stay at the forefront of professional tyre recovery.
With the agreement of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) the TRA’s website will host the newly-updated PAS 107 (publicly Available Specification) recovery standards and norms for tyre-derived materials.
In a second initiative the TRA will begin offering its members a unique highly cost-effective audit route to Quality Protocol status under PAS 107. Once fully accredited, participating TRA member companies will effectively acquire ‘new product’ status for materials which otherwise would continue to be deemed waste and be able to use the prestigious UKAS ‘kite-mark’ as a mark of quality. This process is being actively led by the TRA’s third party auditor, Abricon who has worked closely with UKAS to map out the way forward.
For more information on PAS 107 or on the Tyre Recovery Association visit tyrerecovery.org.uk
The Tyre Industry Federation Responsible Recycler Scheme is a uniquely successful initiative set up to ensure that all used tyres collected from any designated premises are re-used or recycled in ways which comply with UK and European statutory regulations. It is the largest voluntary tyre recovery programme inEurope.
Scheme members are subject to regular spot audit and are subject to the Scheme Charter. Used tyres collected, handled or reprocessed by scheme members are tracked throughout the disposal chain so delivering full traceability and accountability. Assurance of ‘best practice’ at every stage in the process.
Tyre Recovery Association – www.tyrerecovery.org.uk
Environment Agency – www.environment-agency.gov.uk
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