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.