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RMA: Scrap Tire Markets Growing, Stockpiles Shrinking

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) issued a report coinciding with National Recycling Week, which runs from Nov. 10-16. The report found that more than 90% of scrap tire piles are cleaned up while 96% of tires discarded in 2013 were reused in several markets. According to the RMA, the U.S. generates more than 230 million

NHTSA Won’t Push Tire Aging Regulations

NHTSA has decided that it will not tackle the issue of tire aging, turning its attention instead to “coordinating a promotional and educational initiative to raise consumer awareness about tire aging issues and how to prevent these types of failures.” The agency, which said it has been investigating for the impact of age on tires

Sheerin to Replace RMA’s Blumenthal

John Sheerin will serve as the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s director of end of life tires when Michael Blumenthal retires this summer. Sheerin will officially take over Blumenthal’s RMA duties on June 30. He will be responsible for representing the RMA on matters regarding scrap tire generation, processing and end uses within the U.S. He’ll promote

Colorado Gov. Signs Waste Tire Legislation

Friday, June 6, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation addressing the state’s waste tire stockpiles. Currently, more than 60 million tires sit in two piles, known as monofills, posing a threat to the environment if either pile would catch fire. The bipartisan legislation will eventually shut down and clean up the two tire monofills. Additionally,

RMA: 70% of Vehicles Riding on Underinflated Tires

Nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on underinflated tires according to recent findings by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. The association surveyed approximately 3,300 vehicles at tire retail locations in 26 U.S. cities between November 2013 and February 2014. The survey also found that nearly one in five vehicles have at least one significantly

National Tire Safety Week Starts

The 2014 RMA National Tire Safety Week begins June 1 and extends until June 7. The annual National Tire Safety Week initiative is part of the association’s “Be Tire Smart – Play Your Part” program. Be Tire Smart, funded by RMA’s tire manufacturer members, is a year-round program aimed at helping drivers understand the simple