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Mondo Design Makes Speakers by Recycling Used Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which reuses tires and their inner tubes to manufacture bags and other consumer products, has been creating a stir with its SEAL Speaker line of audio speakers that use old motorcycle tires as-is for a structural frame. Part of the company’s SEAL brand of environmentally friendly products, the wireless speakers also incorporate cedar lumber produced from...

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JATMA Statistics Reveal Recycled Scrap Tires Down for 2016

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has compiled statistics on the recycling of scrap tires in Japan during 2016. The overall total of scrap tires in 2016 was 94 million units, a 1-percent year-on-year decline of 1 million tires. Measured in weight, this figure came in at 997,000 tons, a year-on-year drop of 3,000 tons. In the category of...

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Mondo Design Launches Custom Golf Bag Made From Recycled Tires

Mondo Design Co. Ltd., which sells bags and accessories made of tire tubes, launched a made-to-order golf bag produced from recycled tire tubes on April 14. The caddie bag is part of Seal, the company’s eco-friendly product brand, and production is limited to 15 units a month. The caddie bag is completely made from recycled heavy-duty truck tire tubes without...

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Yokohama Rubber Receives Award for Duotex Conveyor Belt

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s (TYO:5101) Duotex conveyor belt has been recognized with the Chairman’s Award at the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) FY2016 Awards for Resources Recycling Technologies and Systems. It was awarded for its durability and long service life and for having a rubber compound based on recycled raw materials. The award ceremony was held on Oct....

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Nikka Shoko to Recycle Rubber into Civil Engineering Materials

Nikka Shoko (Japan) Co. Ltd. will establish a new recycling and engineering affiliate in early fall to recycle rubber products into civil engineering materials. The products to be recycled include rubber, silicone oil, carpet tiles, turf-protection mats and chipped rubber originally made by Nikka Shoko, a trading firm that has been supplying manufacturers in the Tokyo area with rubber sheet...

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