The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has announced that National Tire Safety Week 2018 will run from May 21-28, and will feature the theme “Know Your Roll.” The campaign aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance, including the potential concerns with unsafe used tires.
Tires are made up of approximately five gallons of oil, and other materials such as steel, fabric, wiring, and chemical compounds. Over hundreds of years these products eventually breakdown, but they do not biodegrade. They will continue to breakdown into microscopic pieces like plastic. As they breakdown, they leave behind residue that contaminates the soil leaving it damaged for years to come.
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana legislature will consider a bill sponsored by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association that would ban the sale of unsafe used tires for road use.
Whether you live in a large city or a small town, working to improve and build your community is always rewarding. That’s why OTS has invested over $1 million in Community Renewal Fund (CRF) grants to help over 60 communities go green using recycled rubber tire products in new and need-to-be-renewed spaces.
Say you’re in the market for a used car, and you’ve come across a gem of a 2005 model for sale. It’s clear that, with low miles and in pristine condition, the car was rarely driven and has been well cared for. There’s even a lot of tread left on the tires. Naturally, you’re interested in the purchase. Then you check out the sidewalls of the tires and find out they’re from 2005, too. Those tires are likely the original rubber.
New legislature that prohibits the sale of unsafe used tires in New Jersey has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie.
The bill (A 3896) would prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires that pose a risk to New Jersey motorists and impose a fine on a business that sells a tire that exhibits any one of several unsafe conditions such as worn-out tread, visible damage, or improper repairs.
Leaders of the Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) are warning that tire recycling costs are increasing at an alarming rate across Great Britain. The associations assert that the increases are being driven by a mixture of regulatory changes and new market conditions. This leads to reprocessors and professional used tire collectors encountering rather challenging times.
Peter Taylor, secretary general of the TRA says: “Not only we face increased operating and fuel costs, added to which is the latest increase in the minimum wage but these are just aspect of the upward cost pressures that we experience.”
“We, the same as other automotive waste streams, encounter extremely significant costs which stem from new fire security guidelines introduced by the Environment Agency. They reduce capacity in various ways and exert further pressure on costs which will all have to be passed on,” Mr. Taylor says.
Members of TRA who account for over 70% of all used tires collected in Great Britain, are also hit by a plummeted demand for tire-derived fuel (TDF) in Asian export markets and elsewhere due to a four-fold rise in shipping costs.
Ontarians can now proudly say they have helped to raise more than $1 million to support The Sunshine Foundation of Canada through the annual OARA Tire Take Back event. In its seventh year, the event organized by the dream tire collecting team – Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and OTS, in association with Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) – encouraged Ontarians to drop off their used tires at participating collectors across the province.
TRAC is putting the final touches on the RRS 2016 program, so review the program with speakers, and sign up for the symposium today! The event will once again draw international audience to exchange ideas and discover the latest in the rubber and tire recycling technologies, products, and policies, and bring together tire manufacturers, processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers, stewardship organizations, government and academia.
RRS 2016 Highlights:
Global overview of challenges and trends in global legislative and regulatory environments; remaking of the Ontario tire recycling program as the Ontario Tire Stewardship program winds-up and will be replaced by something new; Science and Technology: Tire Industry Project (TIP), the significance of the guayule, and synthetic turf. The event will conclude with CEO panel from major tire processors on challenges, opportunities and outlook, sharing their unique perspectives on tire recycling markets.