A collaborative effort is underway, uniting companies and professionals across tire manufacturing, retailing, and recycling industries, as they seek a substantial grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The objective is to create a comprehensive system for generating Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all recycled tire products originating from tire recycling processes.

Led by the United States Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the Tire Industry Association Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation (TIA STREF), this collective initiative is focused on advancing sustainability practices within the tire industry.

The grant's primary aim is to establish robust EPDs tailored for low-carbon construction materials. Key collaborators include the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the primary US-based EPD preparation company, and several universities. Together, they will contribute to developing EPDs, ensuring comprehensive data collection to seamlessly integrate scrap tire rubber into construction, particularly in asphalt paving.

For those interested in more information, inquiries can be directed to John Sheerin jsheerin@ustires.org. Companies wishing to be part of this transformative grant application are encouraged to reach out to ensure their inclusion in this effort that has the potential to reshape the environmental impact of recycled tire products in construction.