Climate Principles and Environmental Advocacy

Climate Principles

USTMA members are committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout a tire’s life cycle, including focusing on:

  • Manufacturing products that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions;
  • Research and development of materials with lower carbon footprints;
  • Proactive measures to reduce GHG emissions from our manufacturing facilities; and
  • Advancing the circular economy for scrap tires.
  • Retreaded tires; and
  • Low rolling resistance tires.

Read more about USTMA’s climate policy positions

Environmental Protection Agency​ Engagement

USTMA members support EPA’s implementation of the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which updated the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation’s principal federal chemical law. We support a robust federal approach for regulating chemicals to prevent a patchwork of varying state regulations. Additionally, we support a transparent, science based approach for performing chemical risk assessment and advocate for EPA to engage downstream manufacturers early in the process for reviewing chemical substances

We’re also proactively engaging with EPA as the agency undertakes a review of air emissions from tire manufacturing facilities. Anticipating this analysis, USTMA has been active in preparing the industry for EPA’s review by educating EPA about tire manufacturing, how USTMA member facilities calculate air emissions, and proactive changes USTMA members have made to reduce hazardous air emissions.


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