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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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