Californians compete in recycled rubber design competition
Sacramento, CA— With an
overall goal to eliminate the amount of waste tires disposed of
in California, The California Integrated Waste Management Board
is sponsoring the “Tire-Derived sustainable building product
design competition,” presented by the California Exposition
and State Fair. The competition provides companies and individuals
with an opportunity to create and design innovative products using
waste tires that would otherwise end up in California landfills.
“In 2002, California generated
33.5 million waste tires,” said Rosario Marin, chair of
the California Integrated Waste Management Board. “Our goal
is to turn every used tire into a viable and useable product.”
The design competition is focused
on encouraging companies and individuals to develop prototypes
of building or landscape products that are designed and crafted
with tires, crumb rubber, and/or other tire-derived materials.
The desired outcome of this competition is to create constructive
ways to use waste tires and to develop markets for the new products.
Submission requirements include
a drawing, rendering, or comp of product prototype, a description
that follows the requirements of the evaluation criteria including
the industry application, the percent of recycled material used,
and the projected cost of production. Entry must also include
an actual prototype, sample or model of the product (scale versions
A distinguished panel of jurors
will be selected to judge the competition. Complete details are
available at www.itsgoodforcalifornia.com.