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TRA forum 2019

TRA forum 2019The 2019 Tyre Recycling Forum will be held on 18th June 2019 at the Ardencote Manor Hotel in Warwick.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘2020 and Beyond’ with guests from Europe and from the UK discussing the direction of tyre recycling in the future.

Topics to be discussed at the forum include the Responsible Retailing Programme, the importance of shared responsibility, regulatory updates, the role of the regulator and the launch of the industry Fire Prevention Plan.

The Tyre Recycling Forum is a chance for members of the tyre industry and recycling community at large to come together and discuss the direction in which tyre recycling is heading. The programme of speakers shows our intention to provide information surrounding our sector and the partnerships we are developing to enable us to do this. 2018 was a successful year for the TRA as we launched the ‘kNOw Tyre Waste’ initiative and relaunched Responsible Retailing, this forum helps us look for ways to continue heading in the right direction in the years to come.

In the past year, the TRA’s launch of Responsible Retailing was aimed at educating retailers on the importance of ensuring their waste is handled by an authorised waste carrier and ‘kNOw Tyre Waste’ was an initiative conceived to assist retailers in explaining the need for tyre recycling to consumers. It was designed to explain the different types of tyre waste, the examples of applications and the useful statistics surrounding tyre waste.

The Forum Day is essential listening for everyone in the UK tyre industry as well as the recycling media, our regulators and fellow association colleagues at home and abroad.

Registration will be from 10:00am with the main event starting at 10:30am.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.