Quality scheme for processors of tyre-derived rubber
Published:  04 November, 2009

BANBURY: Processors of tyre-derived rubber materials will have the quality of their products approved by joining a certification scheme that demonstrates their compliance with a new Quality Protocol published today by the Waste Protocols Project – a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative.

Businesses that become certified by the scheme can now demonstrate to their customers that their recovered product meets agreed quality standards and is a viable alternative to virgin materials – giving them a potential marketing advantage.

The certification scheme will also give end users of tyre-derived rubber greater confidence in the quality of the materials they are purchasing. Every business that obtains certification will be placed on a publicly available online register. Purchasers and specifiers of Quality Protocol compliant tyre-derived crumb and shred will therefore be able to ensure they are procuring only material from producers that have been independently audited. They can have complete confidence in the materials they are purchasing and demonstrate this assurance to their clients.

This latest Quality Protocol from the Waste Protocols Project clarifies regulations by defining when tyre-derived rubber ceases to be waste and no longer needs to be subject to waste management controls. This enables companies to avoid unnecessary regulation and will make it easier for customers to specify tyre-derived rubber products with confidence, helping the market to grow.

The certification scheme will be live early in 2010 – to find out more and to register to be sent further information by email, visit www.trl.co.uk/tdrm

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