Every year, the world generates over one billion used tires, yet only about 100 million are recycled. In Nova Scotia, more than a million used tires are diverted from landfills each year through a Divert NS program.
Nova Scotia-based Arduro Sustainable Rubber Inc. has developed a clean technology process that turns waste tires back into high-grade, valuable raw materials. “We use novel chemistry to recover 95 per cent of the materials that initially went into a tire,” says CEO Ian Lowe. Arduro, through the AscendBio program supported by Verschuren Centre and Invest Nova Scotia, is now working with Divert NS to evaluate the technology using Nova Scotia tires.
Invest Nova Scotia is a Bioenterprise Canada Regional Partner and the Verschuren Centre is a Collaborative Partner.
Read their story, written by Rachel Cooper for Invest Nova Scotia, here.