Rubber Recycling Symposium Returns

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Carol Hochu is President & CEO of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. You can reach her at [email protected]. Photo TRAC

Event promises three days of top-tier information and ideas from around the globe.

The Tire & Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) cordially invites everyone in the rubber and tire value chain who is interested in and has a passion for sustainable tire production and end-of-life (ELT) tire management to join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 4 to 6, 2023.

This marks the return of our flagship education and networking event known as the Rubber Recycling Symposium.

Last held in 2018, this biennial event—featuring a brilliant roster of international attendees and speakers was scheduled to take place in 2020 but COVID-19 had other plans. Now that the WHO has declared an end to the pandemic, TRAC is delighted to present an outstanding lineup of topics and speakers as we collectively move ahead on our “Journey to Sustainability.”

Policies and programs

Day One focuses on “Policies and Programs” and will begin with “EPR for Tires in Canada,” including an overview of the various EPR, IPR, and government-led programs. Following this Canadian landscape summary, our attention turns to EPR programs for tires around the world with speakers from Sweden, Australia, India, and Ireland all of whom are sure to inspire and inform. The new Executive Director of the Tire Industry Project (World Business Council on Sustainable Development) will speak to the latest research and industry action on tire and road wear particles.

The afternoon sessions examine “Bills and Bans” including updates on 6PPD-quinone and the European Commission’s plan to ban rubber granules as infill on sports pitches. A presentation on the scrap tire lifestyle assessment conducted for seven members of the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies closes out the day’s program.

Day Two spotlights “Manufacturers, Markets & Mavens” and begins with a panel of world-leading tire manufacturers sharing ideas and challenges in delivering on their sustainability objectives. Market Development Opportunities for ELT follows, with experts discussing the latest trends in rubber-modified asphalt, tire-derived aggregate, tire-derived products, and tire-derived fuel. Last but not least is the always popular CEO panel where leaders from Pliteq, CRM and Emterra Group will offer their unique perspectives on being part of the circular economy solution.

TRAC’s Rubber Recycling Symposium returns for 2023, taking place from October 4-6 in Halifax, N.S. Photo TRAC

Local tour

Day Three, a new addition to the Rubber Recycling Symposium, features an optional tour of Halifax-based C&D Recycling and the Lafarge Brookfield cement plant.

If this packed program is not enough, touring Halifax pre- or post-symposium offers an abundance of delights including walking the historic harbourfront, visiting the Citadel National Historic site, taking a ferry ride to Dartmouth, enjoying the entertainment epicentre that is Argyle, or visiting Peggy’s Cove.

To learn more or to register, sponsor, and/or exhibit, visit us at tracanada.ca/2023-rubber-recycling-symposium-program. We look forward to welcoming you to Halifax!


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