CEVA Logistics announced that it had executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Klean Industries Inc (Klean), which provides technologies and solutions to solve the end-of-life (ELS) tire issue and Goodpack (GP), a leader in reusable metal containers.
This partnership will leverage the expertise and resources of the parties’ specialised skill sets by creating industrial symbiosis across several supply chains.
In doing so, the parties believe they will be able to create measurable change to solve the end-of-life tire problems globally by integrating a solution that includes green logistics, low carbon intensity manufacturing and distribution combined with a digital technology infrastructure that will aid in the development of the low carbon, circular economy, and the goal of zero waste to landfill.
Under the terms of the MOU, Klean, CEVA, and GP will develop a proof of concept (POC) in the Oceania region for the reverse collection of end-of-life tires.
The POC is intended to deliver results that will significantly reduce the logistics-related carbon emissions associated with the distribution of new tires and the reverse logistics of ELTs on an integrated basis.
When the end-of-life tyres are delivered to Klean’s processing facilities, the final step in closing the loop on ELTs is completed. Here, resources like recovered carbon black (rCB) and recovered fuel oil (rFO) are created and distributed back into the manufacturing of new tyres, virgin carbon blacks, and renewable fuels for reuse to produce new green products with significantly lower carbon intensity throughout the manufacturing and production supply chain associated with them.
All these activities will then be combined into the Klean Loop™, a SaaS blockchain technology, as a fully integrated system to track and trace all aspects of the tire life cycle. From this perspective, the patent-pending Klean Loop™ platform will provide supply chain transparency, enabling supply chain partners to improve their financial and environmental performance.
“As we navigate the complexities of global supply chains with our partners, it is imperative that we prioritise sustainability. By embracing circular economies and finding better ways to transport products, we can boost transparency, minimise waste, and reduce the environmental impact of the tire and rubber industries, while also driving economic growth in Oceania,” said Bruno Plantaz, Managing Director for APAC, CEVA Logistics.
Source: CEVA Logistics