GREENVILLE, S.C. — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is calling on stakeholders up and down the tire-supply chain, as well as government and academia, to get more engaged in efforts to increase the rate of recycling of scrap tires.
Speaking at the USTMA's Scrap Tire Recycling Conference in Greenville, USTMA President and CEO Anne Forristall Luke, said, "To reach our goal of 100% scrap tires entering sustainable end-use markets, we need to continue to work with our state, industry and academic partners to grow existing markets and develop new ones."
In her remarks, Ms. Luke noted that the percentage of the estimated 250 million scrap tires generated annually in the U.S. that are reused in some form has grown in the past 30 years to 81% from 11%.
"We have come a long way, but we have more work to do," she said. "Building effective partnerships, talking about important issues, and driving effective solutions is our charge."