Events and news
- Tyrec4Life - Abstract of the Final Report (pdf ;435 KB)
The European Project Tyrec4Life, that has been started in 2011, has been concluded in September 2015. The abstract of the Final Report of the project is published.
- LIFE program - Environment and Action for the Climate - Infoday - Turin, July 11 th 2016 (pdf 940 KB)
LIFE is the European program that finances projects for the environment and for the climate: the objective principals are to favor the passage to a sustainable and resilient economy to the climatic changes, to contribute to the protection and the improvement of the environment,to preserve the biodiversity.
Monday July 11 th 2016, in the Head Office of Industrial Union in Turin, Via Vela 21, in occasion of the Infoday Life organized, among the others, by Europe Direct Torino - Metropolitan City of Turin, the Call 2016 will be introduced and will be given indications on as to prepare a good project avoiding the most common mistakes.
Besides will be introduced, among the Projects Life of success, also the Project Tyrec4Life, that the Metropolitan City of Turin has concluded recently.
Free admission is given up to exhaustion of the places and effecting the registration on-line.
For further information on the program LIFE: http://goo.gl/SnFVEn.
- The Project Tyrec4Life among the Case history of the National Day of the "Giornalisti nell'erba" association
"Giornalisti nell'erba" it's an Italian project of of environmental journalism for young people from 3 to 29 years. With more than 7000 "reporter" from Italy and some correspondents in Europe it's the more youth and great editing environment of the world. The tenth edition of the National day of the "Giornalisti nell'Erba" , rich of events on the themes of the climatic changes, on May 27 2016 will be held in the historical center of Frascati. Among the anticipated initiatives we remember three courses for journalists, accredited by the order: in that devoted to the "Circular Economy" and the sustainability of the firms, it will also speak of the Project Tyrec4Life, enumerated as Case history with other important Italian experiences.
- Tyres out of use: from the rivers to the ecological asphalts
A project pilot for the collection and the use of the tires out of use in the realization of road floorings, will be financed with 100.000 dollars by the Government in the United States. Money will be managed by Californian environmental Association Wildcoast to pick up and to grind up to 100.000 tires and to avoid so that they fall in the rivers during the extreme meteorological events and being dragged from the California to Mexico, causing serious environmental damages.
- Ecological concrete from the tires: the innovation speaks Italian
An ecological concrete obtained from tires out of service and other waste materials could resolve the problem of one of the industries more highly energive-intensive user: the constructions. The European plan SUS-CON SUS-CON (SUStainable, innovative and energy-efficient CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials), has been coordinated by the Consortium CETMA in Brindisi, that it has carried to the creation of this sustainable concrete, which uses for 100% raw materials.
- Tyrec4life: final lecture at Valentino Castle
News! On line the chairmen's contributions
- Tyrec4life al traguardo: il 18 settembre la conferenza finale al Castello del Valentino
Al termine di quattro anni di percorso, Tyrec4life giunge al traguardo. Venerdì 18 settembre, dalle 13.30 alle 17.30 al Castello del Valentino, va in scena la conferenza finale del progetto, intitolata "Pneumatici in polvere. Come gli pneumatici esausti diventano pavimentazioni stradali innovative: opportunità per imprese, ricerca, enti locali, territorio". Lo speciale della Città Metropolitana di Torino è dedicato al Progetto.
- "Pubblic notice of the Office of the environment for the attribution of economic contributions to projects of reduction and prevention of refusals: the Metropolitan City of Turin among the winners"
The Office of the environment and the guardianship of the territory and the sea has approved the classification of the projects admitted to financing within the public Proclamation for the attribution of economic contributions for additional and functional actions to projects of reduction and prevention of refusals, already financed partly from the UE. The project introduced from the Metropolitan City of Turin, that it's linked to the Project Tyrec4Life, second results and financed for 167.743,80 €.
- "From Tyres To Rubber. How discarded tyres can turn into innovative road pavings" (pdf 1,2 MB)
On the Facebook page of the LIFE Program the news regarding the final conference of the Project Tyrec4Life, coordinated by Metropolitan City of Turin.
- "From Tyres To Rubber. How discarded tyres can turn into innovative road pavings" (pdf 1,2 MB)
The European Project Tyrec4Life, that has started in 2011 and has been coordinated by the Metropolitan City of Turin, it turns to the conclusion. September 18 th 2015 the final project conference will make the point on the results and on the perspectives of development of the new technologies for the road flooring with rubberized bitumen. Here is the program of the conference.
- Project Tyrec4life: old tyres to obtain new more reliable and efficient bitumens.
The European project, that was launched in December 2011 and was financed within the European program Life, is about to end. Its goal has been to develop technologies innovative for extending the use of the rubber from used tires in the road pavements. The special of the Metropolitan City of Turin is devoted to the Project.
- The European Project Tyrec4Life: an article pubblished on "Strade e autostrade"
On the issue n° 111 (May/June 2015) of the magazine "Strade e autostrade", an article written by Professor Santagata e Zanetti (Polytechnic of Turin) and by Architect Agata Fortunato (Metropolitan City of Turin) regarding the project Tyrec4Life and focused on the implementation of the technologies concerning the use of the tires out of use in the road construction. Particular attention has been reserved to the sustainable solutions from technical, economic and environmental point of view. Thanks to EDI-CEM Srl - Rivista "Strade & Autostrade".
- The separate collection of Tires Out of Use in Italy: 100% have been destined to the recovery.
The first Report on the activities of the Committee of Management of the Tires Out Use (PFU) describes the results that have been obtained only two years after the start of the System: with about 20.000 tons of collected PFU, the whole peninsula has been served in a capillary way and with punctuality.
- Ecological asphalt from the micro algae: the first results of the project Algoroute
In France the asphalt has been produced beginning from the residues of the cultivations of algae. Even if its chemical composition is completely different from that of the traditional asphalt it has some similar characteristics. This asphalt can be used to dress again united mineral, to assure the cohesion of the granular structure and to sustain important loads mechanics. The specific tests respect to the behavior of the material in the time, the economic convenience and the costs in the production on it climbs wide they are in progress now.
- The ecological and indestructible soccer field
The ecological and indestructible soccer field, that wich doesn't become a marsh when it rains and doesn't dried when is not watered, exists. It is also highly ecological, because made using recycled tires.The idea has come to Ecopneus, the consortile society not-for-profit whose associates are the producers and the importers of tires, that every year collects and starts to the recycling more than 240 thousand tons of used rubbers from old cars.
- Rapolano (SI): Ecopneus has started the pick-up of old refusal tires,wich for a long time were stocked in the so-called 'Hill of the shame'.
21 April 2015: Ecopneus (the most important Italian Society dedicated to the management of the Tires Out of service) has started in the site of Rapolano (Siena) the collecting of old refusal tires. This site, where in the last ten years were abandoned approximately 2.700 tons of tires out of service, is called the "The hill of the shame". Thanks to a corrected recovery of the tires out of service would be possible to realize beyond 68 km of sure, sound deadening and long-lasting roads, or 24 synthetic soccer fields of last generation. Probably the operations will be concluded within the summer.
- Ecopneus has realized a newsletter devoted to the asphalts with recycled rubber.
A quarterly appointment to make the point on all the tied up aspects to this technology, with the contributions of experts, technical, researchers, but also Administrators and Institutions that the benefits of this flooring have chosen for the roads of cities. Immediately enroll yourself!!
- Acoustic pollution from traffic: a concrete solution, effective and environmentally sustainable it comes from the cars tires.
A recent investigation on the acoustic pollution speaks clear: 1/5 of the population exposed to levels of excessive noise, 10.000 victims the year in Europe, increase of cardiac illnesses, ictus, troubles during the sleep, cognitive problems in the children. Anyway, mixing the rubber gotten out by the tires use with the common bitumen for asphalts, it is possible to get a noise-absorbing asphalt that succeeds in reducing notably the traffic noise.
- Bruxelles (25-27 March 2015): 22° European Tyre Recycling Conference. The Metropolitan City of Turin among the rapporteurs.
The European Conference on the tyres out of use, promoted by the ETRA (European Tyre Recycling Association), it will gather out for three days all the stakeholders on the theme of the tyres out of use. During the session of Friday 27 March, devoted to "New Opportunities - Opportunities in the Urban environment", is anticipated also the participation of a representative of the Metropolitan City of Turin, leader of the Project Tyrec4Life, on the use of the rubber from PFU (Pneumatici Fuori Uso = tyres out of use) in the modified asphalts. Here the program detailed (pdf 1 MB) of the event.
- Tyrec4Life Project: the reached objectives
The Project Tyrec4Life, that sees the Metropolitan City of Turin as leader, has as objective the development and the implementation of technologies innovative able to extend the use of PFU (Tyres out of use) in the road floorings. In line a brief relationship on the results (pdf 70 KB) reached during the last period of activity.
- Tyres out of use: the ETRA launches another call for paper.
The organizers of the 22th Annual European Tyre Recycling Conference have announced out a second call for paper related to the recycling and to the disposal of the tyres use. It's possible to space in different sectors, from the design to the chemistry. The event is organized by the European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) and has fixed for March 25-27 th 2015 near the NH Brussels du Grand Sablon to Bruxelles. Here is the program of the Conference.
- The field of the sport becomes ecological now
Also the environmentalists can go out in the open without senses of guilt: in fact the new football fields, realized with recycled rubber and synthetic grass guarantee, besides the good performances of game, also numerous advantages of environmental and economic character. Ecopneus, the cliquish Society that operates for guaranteeing out the tracing, the harvest, the treatment and the recovery of the tyres out of use, works also to promote the information on these sports facilities.
- The PFU Academy Ecopneus takes back its activity
Also this year are going to return the appointments with the PFU Academy Ecopneus, the base of information dedicated to the technical figures of the Organisms of Control, of the Police and the officials of the Public Administration on the normative implications in the management of the PFU (Pneumatici Fuori Uso = Tyres out of use). To know the past steps, the contents, the normative one of reference and very other it's possible to visit the Ecopneus Academy web site .
- PARIS (22-25 Febbraury 2015). The first Pavement Preservation Recycling World Summit
More than ever, in this period of economic uncertainty and low infrastructure investment, it is important to acknowledge the essential contribution of roads to the socio-economic welfare of our society and to ensure that sufficient resources are dedicated to the improvement and the maintenance of the current road infrastructure. Here the Program of the Conference.
- COLOGNE (10-12 February 2015).The new Edition of the Tire Expo Technology.
The Expo has gone growing in importance every year, since the first edition 15 year ago. The visitors and the exhibitors consider it like one of the more important world-wide events in the world of the tires.
- How to face a complex theme as the recovery of Tyres out of use?
The short film of Greentire wants to answer to this question with the emotion. The video has been realized by the the Experimental Center of Cinematography Center , of the Lombardy,with which Greentire collaborates for a long time.
- Sulmona: the used recycled rubber for new producing.
Objects of great dimensions, new riddles, street furniture, but also soccer fields and sport systems will be realized thanks to a project for recycling rubber from tires out of use, financed from the European Union and realized in collaboration with the European tyre recyclers association, the Athenaeum of Roma Tor Vergata e Rtd Performer.
- Pneumatic out use: a success also to Saudi Arabia
By tires use to tiles for floorings and asphalt for the roads: also in the Arabic Emirates the recycle of PFU has success and the objective it is to turn the Emirates into the environmental capital of the Middle East.
- Ecopneus gives a game field in recycled rubber.
The boys of the class II A of the School Settembrini-Ciaramella of Afragola, have earned this opportunity winning the contest " From Earth of the fires to Earth Felix", tied up to the project Educational
- The recycle of tyres out of use: in Abruzzo the first plant.
Used to Pratola Peligna, in the Province de The Aquila, the technology proposed by the European project Smart, launched by the ETRA.
- Protocol PFU: with the 2014 collecting last intervention in Naples over 420 the tons of Tires Out Use was removed from the roads of the "Earth of the Fires".
The operations of extraordinary collecting of the PFUs from the "Earth of the Fires" are continued out also during the festivities.
- The tyre that never stops it
The 19° century has been fed by the coal, 20° from the oil and it is hoped that for 21° the moment of the energy has arrived from the recovery. Among the many cases of economy of the riuso treated on Materia Rinnovabile there is that of the tires arrivals to end life, defined by the technicians "Pfu."
- The Tires out of use protect from the erosion of the backdrops
Carpets anti-erosion for the eolico offshore built with pneumatic out of use. Nobody had thought of it before Scour Prevention Systems, small firm next to Ipswich (England) that has invented the homonym product and has assured itself 50.000 Euro of financings thanks to the Program SCORE, of the International Organization of the job(ILO). Tightening another alliance among recycle and renewable energies.
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