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Trials of the world's first all-rubber road and rail highway, funded by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Program), are now underway in Corby, Northamptonshire, U.K., in association with Holdfast Level Crossings Ltd.

Trials of the world's first all-rubber road and rail highway, funded by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Program), are now underway in Corby, Northamptonshire, U.K., in association with Holdfast Level Crossings Ltd. The HoldFast Rubber Highway (HRH) has the potential to recycle an average of 354,000 tires in every one-mile stretch of rubber highway. The trial will incorporate 8,000 vehicle movements over an eight week period to assess early life performance of the HRH. New European Union legislation banning both whole and shredded tires from disposal in landfills from July 2006 has led to a greater urgency for the U.K. to explore new ways to recycle tires.
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Title Annotation:Corporate, financial news
Publication:Rubber World
Date:Jun 1, 2006
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