July 27, 2022
Read the 2021 Annual Report
The past year marked both the second half of the global pandemic, and the corresponding recovery and build-back year for eTracks. While used tire volumes and subsequent tire collection activity continued to be lower due to the previous pandemic years; new tire sales were up by 12 per cent in 2021 indicating that consumers were starting to drive and change their tires again. We invite you to review the 2021 Annual Report where we go into detail about how we contributed to building an efficient, stable, commercial tire recycling ecosystem that ensured our customers met their regulatory obligations.
View the report here (pdf format):
2021 eTracks Tire Management Systems Annual Report
May 13, 2022
CATRA releases its 2021 Annual Report
Steve Meldrum, the Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies (CATRA) Chair and CEO of eTracks, introduced the Association’s 2021 Annual Report by speaking to how he has embraced his new role with CATRA and sees ongoing potential in the organization. The report goes on to show how members, collectively and individually, continue to be global leaders in the tire recycling industry. They do this through robust data collection and analysis, and expanding scrap tire diversion opportunities through innovation, technology, stakeholder outreach and collaborations.
2022 is already revealing that it will be another year of achievements in Canada’s tire recycling industry. For its part, CATRA will pursue opportunities that ensure that knowledge is shared, and efficiencies and other benefits are delivered to members. Ultimately, this enhances each member’s ability to deliver on environmental and economic responsibilities for their respective governments.
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May 04, 2022
Bridgestone Partners with LanzaTech to Pursue End-of-Life Tire Recycling Technologies
Bridgestone Americas, an eTracks customer and global leader in tires and sustainable mobility solutions, announced an exclusive partnership with Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) company, LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (LanzaTech) to address end-of-life tire waste. The two companies will co-develop the first dedicated end-of-life tire recycling process leveraging LanzaTech’s proprietary CCT technology, creating a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.
According to the Tire Industry Project operating under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), more than one billion tires globally reach the end of their useful service life each year. Bridgestone and LanzaTech will work to address this issue by converting end-of-life tires into new materials, including exploring processes to create sustainable synthetic rubber that does not rely on petrochemicals.
Learn more about Bridgestone’s initiative