BOSTON — A national nonprofit committed to minimizing the negative impacts of consumer products and packaging is holding a webinar on tire sustainability on June 12, with Anthony Showen, CEO of retreader TreadWright Inc., as the featured speaker.
Boston-based Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) said the webinar will explore the technological innovation developed by TreadWright to achieve goals of sustainability, performance, and cost, as well as discuss how to support market development for higher end uses of scrap tires through procurement and other policies.
Other speakers scheduled to participate are David Stevens, managing director, Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau; Tom Metzner, environmental analyst, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; John Knapton, mountain operations manager, Big Sky Resort; and Suna Bayrakal, senior associate for policy and programs, Product Stewardship Institute.
The event, scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m., will be moderated by Scott Cassel, CEO, Product Stewardship Institute.
The institute stresses in its description of the webinar that by diverting more than half of the 240 million-plus scrap tires generated annually to tire-derived fuel, the U.S. is missing opportunities to reuse and/or recycle scrap tires into new tires and other products, which in turn would create recycling jobs.