HARTFORD, Conn. (Jan. 27, 2015) — A market-based approach to scrap tire management is a proven model environmental success story that states should continue to use, the Rubber Manufacturers Association said in testimony Jan. 21 at a scrap tire forum in Hartford.
“The free-market approach to scrap tire management has produced a phenomenal environmental success story across the U.S.,” said Dan Zielinski, RMA senior vice president-public affairs, at a forum sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. http://www.ct.gov/Deep/site/default.asp
“Creating a new approach that is vastly different from existing state programs and that introduces more bureaucracy, cost and inefficiency would be counterproductive,” Mr. Zielinski said.
The RMA has collected data on scrap tire management since 1990, and those data demonstrate dramatic improvements in scrap tire management since then thanks to market-based strategies, according to the association.