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3R had the pleasure of hosting two American interns last month – Ben Morrison, from Quincy, Illinois and Ashley Burns, from Novi, Michigan. The internship was part of Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship (NEI) – a six week programme for US undergraduates studying in the areas of agriculture, environment and food.  It includes a three week internship at various companies in the Hawke’s Bay. 3R were looking for two students to work on a project with Gareth Mentzer looking at alternative uses for recycled water-based paint.  With a strong environmental focus in both their studies and interests, Ben and Ashley proved to be a great fit for the project and 3R. In addition to their research into end uses for ...

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Let’s not wait… standard

At the end of October I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium in Montreal in October. The theme of the symposium was “Driving Innovation to Drive Markets” and it brought together tyre makers, recyclers and programme managers from North America as well as guests from Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Africa. The conference celebrated the achievements made in virtually clearing legacy stockpiles in North America and their high rates of recycling current end-of-life tyres, as well as shared lessons learned.  Also, for the first time, tyre designers and recyclers were talking with each other about the changing makeup of tyres, how this will impact on recycling options and how to collaborate across the value chain. A consistent theme was ...

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