SACRAMENTO — California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is organizing a two-day conference in mid-March that will address challenges facing the waste-tire management sector.
CalReycle calls the event, the 2020 California Tire Conference, a "must" for those involved or interested in waste tire management, tire-derived products and/or tire recycling in California. Registrations is now open for the conference, scheduled for March 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena in Sacremento.
The event will provide attendees with industry networking opportunities, as well as information on market trends and topics pertinent to tire recycling in California and elsewhere.
Among the issues on the agenda are:
- Trade-offs in recycling and sustainability — a tire manufacturer's perspective;
- International trade issues and implications for tire recycling;
- California Tire Recycling Market Trends and Issues;
- Updates on California and U.S. EPA Crumb Rubber Studies;
- Incentivizing tire-derived product manufacturers and products;
- End-of-life management for tire-derived products;
- Updates on retreading, rubberized pavement and tire-derived aggregate programs; and
- Storm water issues.
Among the presentations at the two-day conference will be:
- "Trade-Offs in Tire Recycling and Sustainability," featured Dick Gust, of Liberty Tire Recycling and the Tire Industry Association Environmental Advisory Council; John Sheerin, director, end-of life tire programs at the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association; and Charles Astafan, general manager, CM Shredders.
- "Incentivizing Tire-Derived Product Manufacturers and Products," featuring Denise Kennedy, president, DK Enterprises; Nick Amante, grant manager, CalRecycle; Jeff Baldassari, general manager, U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc.; and Lee Hoover, lab manager, Intertek Group P.L.C.
- "International Trade and Implications for Tire Recycling," featuring Roy Littlefield, TIA chief executive officer, and Roy Littlefield IV, TIA director of government affairs.
- "Disruption in the Tire Industry," featuring David Zielasko, TIA vice president of marketing and communications.
- "Latest Trends with New and Emerging Technologies," featuring David Parker, CEO, New Rubber Technologies; Nate Murphy, chief technology officer, Bolder Industries; and Sean Djuricic of Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc.
To see the full agenda, register for the conference and reserve a hotel room, visit CalRecyle's cvent page.