Wednesday, February 19, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. EST
According to recent estimates, approximately 150 million scrap tires sit in stockpiles across the country, representing a significant source of environmental pollution and ecological disruption. Tire stockpiles attract disease-carrying rodents and mosquitoes, can contaminate the soil, and present toxic fire hazards. The good news is that there are a growing number of markets for scrap tires, which promise to create thousands of new jobs, spur economic growth, and reduce pollution. What are these markets and what types of jobs do they generate? What are potential future markets? What role do tire manufacturers play in preventing the environmental impacts of tire waste? How can scrap tire stockpiling be prevented, and where can costs related to tire waste management be reduced? What is the potential for EPR for tires? This webinar features some of North America’s foremost experts on rubber tire production, recycling, and product stewardship, and will explore these questions and more. (90 min.)
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Rubber Manufacturers Association
Kimberly Del Castillo
City of Del Rio, Texas
Product Stewardship and Compliance Manager
Chittenden Solid Waste District
Ontario Tire Stewardship
Scott Cassel (Moderator)
Chief Executive Officer
Product Stewardship Institute