The Problem

OTR tire manufacturers estimate 400 million pounds of large OTR tires are scrapped in the U.S. each year.

Most OTR tires are scrapped and stored on-site where used.

300 million car and light truck tires are scrapped each year in the U.S.

The UN Conference on Environment and Development predicts 4-5 times more solid waste in the world by 2025.

The UN conference on Environment and Development estimates buried tires will pollute for over 100 years.

Only 23% of scrap tires are recycled worldwide.

Approximately 50% of all scrap car and truck tires are open buned as tire derived fuel (TDF) in power plants, mills and kilns.

Proposed EPA regulations and Cap & Trade legislation could reduce the amount of TDF burned woldwide.

Tire dumps are fire and health hazards.