Anyone in the recycling business understands that the key to a sustainable industry is markets, markets, markets. This applies to scrap tires, just as to paper, glass, steel and other recyclable scrap materials.
There are several scrap tire markets that can meet the twin tests of being environmentally sound and economically viable, including fuel, civil engineering and materials recovery for further manufacturing.
RMA works with scrap tire end users, processors and regulators to expand all sound scrap tire markets. Through research, development projects, seminars, publications, trade shows, presentations, this web site and other activities, RMA helps publicize the key information needed by all parties to grow markets.
Related Documents and Information:
- US Scrap Tire Markets 2009 Report Summary
- Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company
- Energy Recovery From Scrap Tires
- The Use of Scrap Tire as Playground Material
- Design Guidelines to Minimize Internal Heating of Tire Shred Fills
- The Use of Scrap Tires in Rotary Cement Kilns
- Exporting Scrap Tires from the United States
- Recycled Rubber Products Catalog
Related Scrap Tire Industry Links:
- ASTM Standards: (D6270-98(2004)) Standard Practice for Use of Scrap Tires in Civil Engineering Applications
- USEPA- Scrap Tires
- Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Technology Center (RACTC)
- Rubber Pavements Association Library (for information on Rubber Modified Asphalt)
- California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)