John Sheerin, USTMA’s Director of End of Life Tire Programs, was a featured speaker at the Recycled Rubber Products Technology Conference September 6. 

Sheerin’s presentation on the status of U.S. scrap tire markets and market development activities framed subsequent discussion at the conference. USTMA’s biennial scrap tire reports are the most thorough analysis of U.S. scrap tire activity. The next report will be issued in 2018.

USTMA’s participation in the conference is part of ongoing efforts to help grow scrap tire markets through education, networking and collaboration, as well as to reduce the barriers that inhibit beneficial reuse of scrap tires.

U.S. scrap tire markets have increased dramatically and now consume nearly 90% of annually generated scrap tires. In 1990, end-use markets consumed only 11% of scrap tires. At the same time, stockpiles of scrap tires dropped from over 1 billion to about 67 million as states adopted legislation and programs to address scrap tires. USTMA’s advocacy of a free market shared responsibility scrap tire management system, and working closely with states and other partners, helped scrap tires to become one of the most beneficially reused consumer products on the market today.

USTMA’s own Scrap to Profit scrap tire recycling conference, the premier conference in the industry, will be October 25 & 26 in Nashville. Contact John Sheerin or Michael Meeks or go to for additional information. 

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