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  • Ohio Senate passes motorist safety legislation

    The Ohio Senate passed motorist safety legislation that prohibits the installation of unsafe used tires. The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) hailed the vote as an important consumer protection measure that will prevent crashes due to worn-out, damaged, or improperly repaired used tires.

  • New Jersey becomes the latest to pass unsafe used tire law

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    As the resale and installation of unsafe tires is gaining momentum throughout the U.S., more and more state governors are signing legislation prohibiting the sale of unsafe used tires to motorists.

  • Michelin deploys Rubberway, an application that charts CSR practices

    The world’s largest purchaser of natural rubber, the Michelin Group is committed to responsibly and sustainably managing the rubber production industry. In order to preserve this resource and to manage its social and environmental impact, Michelin has chosen to promote rubber farming while also respecting certain rules throughout the value chain.

  • MCS production facility running and now accepting tires

    Maryville Carbon Solutions (MCS), a Maryville-based facility owned by Bolder Industries (formerly Waste to Energy Partners) and producer of Bolder Black™ plans to process a minimum of 1 million waste tires, resulting in 7 million pounds of recycled Bolder Black, 1.2 million gallons of reclaimed oil and 1,600 tons of recycled steel.

  • Georgia county cleans up scrap tires

    Colquitt County, Georgia was approved for a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help dispose of scrap tires.

  • Tire manufacturers promote scrap tire markets

    John Sheerin, USTMA’s director of End of Life Tire Programs, was a featured speaker at the Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference.

  • California scrap tire bill advances

    California legislation intended to boost the tire recycling rate is advancing with USTMA support. AB 509, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier, would change the current state tire recycling grant program into an incentive program to help expand the use of tire-derived material.

  • Goodyear launches “intelligent” tire trial

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is now applying its expertise to a fleet of semi-autonomous electric cars.

  • Soybean oil-based rubber used in tire production

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is harvesting some unique “seeds” of innovation as it introduces a new tire technology with support from the United Soybean Board (USB).

  • Liberty Tire appoints Womble as CEO

    Liberty Tire Recycling appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer.

  • Licking County, Ohio river cleared

    The Licking County Health Department, in partnership with Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District and other local agencies, held the 23rd annual Licking County River Round Up event which was held in September.

  • ADEM to clean up Red Mountain Park of scrap tires

    The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is working to remove thousands of tires and other debris from Red Mountain Park.

  • Pyrolyx AG: Construction of production plant begins

    Pyrolyx AG, a leader in the extraction of carbon black from end-of-life tires, is commencing as planned in the construction of its state-of-the-art recovered carbon black (rCB) plant in Terre Haute, Indiana.

  • Illegally dumped tire kills alligator

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division posted on Facebook a reminder about the effects of illegal dumping.
    An 11’ 9” alligator got stuck as it tried to squeeze through a tire that had been illegally dumped in a lake at Hamburg State Park in Georgia.
    “This is a prime example why our game wardens take litter and dumping so seriously,” the post said.

    Published in the October 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Equipment Spotlight | AUG 2017 Tire Recycling Equipment

  • RMA expands focus on mobile society

    The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S., announced a relaunch under the new banner of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

  • Making inroads with tire pyrolysis

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    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

  • Gerdau Manitoba mill helps to recycle millions of tires

    Gerdau North America, a steel manufacturer in Selkirk, and Reliable Tire Recycling, in Winnipeg, have partnered for over 10 years to recycle tires.

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares quarterly dividend

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company disclosed that a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock would be payable on June 30, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2017.

  • Bandag marks anniversary with retread campaign

    Bandag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retreaded tires, is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign designed to reinvigorate the retread category.