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WRAP launches used tyre help

A capital support programme has been launched with the aim of creating new reprocessing infrastructure for used tyres.

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)-led scheme will provide financial support towards the cost of plant, equipment and infrastructure for projects in order to increase recycling of used tyres into value added markets.

In particular, the programme is looking for proposals that will process used car tyres and also benefit construction and manufacturing, either from the supply of the raw materials created from tyre rubber processing, or from the manufacturing of finished products incorporating recycled rubber.

WRAP tyres marketing projects manager David Connor said: “WRAP supports the development of added value markets for tyres recycling and we believe the future of tyres recycling will be more assured if greater value can be generated throughout the supply chain.

“We are pleased to be delivering this initiative which will boost the opportunities for tyres recycling throughout the UK.”

To be eligible for support, projects must be capital investments aiming to create new or expand existing capacity to process used tyres or increase the quantity of tyre material used in applications and end products.

They must also be based in the UK, use post-consumer tyres, be installed and fully operational by the end of December 2007, be able to demonstrate that project viability is based on WRAP support and have clearly defined end markets, applications or products for processed tyres.

Full details of the programme are available at www.wrap.org.uk.

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