ETRA’s Dr Valerie Shulman was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Recircle Awards 2021, the globally-facing industry awards event recognising sustainable innovation, production processes, management and services within the tyre retreading and recycling sectors.
In total, over 9,000 votes were cast across the 18 awards categories that were open to the public vote, with significant engagement in the voting process being received from all corners of the globe.
The Board and the friends of ETRA are happy to congratulate Valerie for the well deserved recognition.
Dr. Valerie Shulman began to study tyre recycling in the EU in 1989. She developed a Tyre Recycling Project in 1992 which became the nucleus of ETRA. A contributor to the preparation and presentation of the Basel Convention guidelines on used tyres, she participated in the EU Recycling Forum as representative for Tyre Recycling. She represents European Tyre Recycling at EU and international conferences and has contributed over 100 journal articles and authored or co-authored several books on tyre recycling technologies. Valerie SHULMAN, has been Secretary General of the Association, over 30 years, with deep knowledge of the sector, on statistics, economics, industrial and social aspects.
Anagennisis Final Meeting
Anagennisis Project: concrete applications of Recycled Tyre Materials
Final Management Meeting in Sheffield
The 7th and final management meeting of the Anagennisis Project, funded by the European Commission under FP7, was held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 at the Diamond Building of Sheffield University. The meeting was the occasion for all of the partners to present the most recent updates of the research results, and summarise the three and a half years of activities.
Research and development workshop
The focus of the meeting was to present and explain the main funding opportunities that the Commission has established for SMEs. Elena Angiolini and Sarah Van Haelst of Impulse Brussels illustrated each of the options in detail. They described the technical aspects of the calls and how to prepare a proposal within the parameters of each.
Life 2017: Call For Proposals
An Information & Networking Event on the 2017 funding opportunities for green technology, nature conservation and climate projects under the EU's LIFE programme.
ETRA was invited to participate in the LIFE Information and networking event, organised by the Commission as part of the EU Green Week activities.
The call for proposals was initially launched on 28 April, with submission deadlines in September 2017.
Green Week 2017
The 2017 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual occasion to debate and discuss European environment policy, took place from Monday, 29 May to Friday, 23 June. It focused on the theme "Green Jobs for a greener future".
The clearest definition of the meaning of ‘green jobs’ was provided by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
“It’s not about white collar or blue collar jobs, it’s about moving to green collar. It’s about greening existing professions, getting the green know-how to people who already have the skills, but lack that particular knowledge that will make all the difference. We need to find ways of making green the new normal - initiatives under the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Skills Agenda will help .”
ETRA Attends Vision 2017
6-7 June 2017– London
On 6 June Vision 2017 opened its doors for the third annual exposition on the built environment. The event gathered some of the best architects, designers, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers from across the UK and Europe, for two days of CPD-certified learning and networking. Over 150 speakers and more than 200 exhibitors, all of very high quality made this event really interesting. Exhibitions and seminars were the key highlights including results from research on the Circular Economy, new technologies, international projects, new materials and recycled materials.
This year Vision also partnered with various international trade authorities from countries across Europe, bucking the Brexit trend. Some of the States included Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia and the Czech Republic. These countries were represented at the event through a number of pavilions, each housing multiple participants. Live demonstrations and networking provided opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with UK and continental counterparts. RTM's were widely represented with a major focus on noise abatement and insulation. A new company from Latvia was highlighted, demonstrating its production of high quality recycled rubber tiles with an innovative and elegant design.
Magazines from the sector, professional organisations and Universities were there and were showed considerable interest in ETRA's projects and programmes for the autumn and the 25th Anniversary year (September 2017 through 2018). ETRA was involved in a series of B2B meetings to promote the sector and disseminate its projects to a qualified and interested audience.