ISRI Advances Scrap Tire Recycling
Washington, DC - Scrap tire recycling initiatives have
become a major focus of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
(ISRI), following its merger with the National Association of Scrap Tire
Processors. ISRI's Scrap Tire Processors chapter has more than doubled
over the past year and currently represents tire recyclers in ten states
across the United States.
Chapter president Mark Rannie of Emmanuel Tire, Baltimore, Maryland, said,
"Our membership is growing as we offer programs and services specifically
geared toward tire recyclers and firms join so they will have a role in
developing them." Rannie also chairs ISRI's Task Force on Steel in
Scrap Tires, which includes tire recyclers, ferrous processors, steel
consumers, and equipment manufacturers. The task force is developing specifications
for tire wire as part of a larger effort to increase tire wire marketability.
"As we obtain broader input, we can develop a new business stream
for tire recyclers and an improved supply source for steel mills,"
ISRI's Tire & Rubber Division is developing a new policy position
on state scrap tire laws. "We are building on ISRI's strength in
government affairs," said division chair Bill Vincent of Colt Inc.,
Scott, Louisiana. "ISRI is the voice of the recycling industry, and
tire recyclers are developing their own voice within ISRI. As our numbers
increase, our policy position and influence will become even stronger,"
Vincent said. Among other initiatives, ISRI is exploring ways to promote
recycled rubber through particular products, such as rubber asphalt and
civil engineering applications, and through industry measures such as