From this autumn members of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) will be able to acquire new product status for a range of sized reduced materials derived from old tyres, which had until now been deemed waste and subject to permit and transport constraints.
The TRA has been confirmed as a certification body for PAS 107 Quality Protocol (QP) for Tyre Derived Rubber Materials (TDRM). It plans to include QP accreditation for TDRM within its current routine annual compliance audit which TRA members undergo to achieve accreditation to the UK tyre industry’s Responsible Recycler Scheme (RRS).
TRA President Mike Wilson said: “TRA members who opt for QP status can do so simply and economically as part of the routine audit to which all are already subject. Not only does co-operation of this sort deliver cost savings and economies of scale but QP status itself will deliver real advantage in a number of other ways.”