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1.5 million euros in fair trade premium for farmers and tappers

Companies that join the Fair Rubber Association pay an annual membership fee based on company sales and a fair trade premium per kilogram of rubber purchased. Since the summer of 2012, approximately 2,960 tons of Dry Rubber Content (DRC) have been traded that meet the criteria for Fair Trade rubber. Over the past 10 years, …

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Fair Rubber products on Amazon

Online retailer Amazon has recognized Fair Rubber as a trusted seal for sustainable rubber: Customers can now find products with the Fair Rubber logo more easily through Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program on the online marketplace. It is now also possible to search for Fair Rubber items in individual product categories. Alternatively, shoppers can get …

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An Equitable Distribution of Value?

The Global Platform for Sustain-able Natural Rubber, originally founded in October 2018, has recently published a document with the title ‘GPSNR Desired State’: “The Global Platform for Sustain-able Natural Rubber (GPSNR) is committed to creating a sustain-able global natural rubber value chain by ensuring high standards in the following areas: Environmental, Social, Economic.”The document then …

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Where the rubber hits the road:The World’s First Fairly Traded Tyre

Schwalbe, the world’s premier brand of bicycle tyres, has joined the Fair Rubber Association (FRA) and produces the world’s first Fairly Traded tyres: The‘Marathon E-plus’ for e-bikes. Second in line: “The tyre for cargo bikes ‘Pick-Up’easily gets any load of up to 300 kg rolling”. The launch fell victim to Covid, as the bicycle fair …

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Fair Rubber in Times of Covid

You are not alone if you are fed up with all the devastating news surrounding the Covid pandemic and its impact. The Fair Rubber Association (FRA) and its work has not been spared either: Supply chains have shut down because factories had to close when workers became infected, travel became difficult to impossible for groups …

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