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Recycled Rubber Campaign Extends to Canada

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada invited ISRI to address its tire recycling symposium regarding assertions about the health consequences of crumb rubber used in synthetic athletic fields and playground materials.

ISRI's remarks provided both an update on the next round of scientific studies being conducted by the U.S. EPA and the Consumer Protection and Safety Commission as well as several state agencies and the ways industry should respond to questions about these studies.

In addition, different audiences require explanations that address their specific concerns and provide the resources to substantiate those explanations. ISRI developed RecycledRubberFacts.org as a resource for policymakers and the public that includes the scientific studies, ways to understand and explain the various concerns and provides the environmental and economic benefits derived from recycling used tires. This resource center and ISRI's outreach to policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders helps ensure that everyone can easily have their questions and concerns addressed.

As the rubber recycling industry has felt the impacts from the questions and concerns surrounding the use of recycled rubber, these resources are even more important to enable the industry to responsibly respond to these concerns and direct the stakeholders to a source where they can easily access all the information about recycled rubber and its benefits.

For more information about ISRI's remarks in Canada or our efforts, please contact Billy Johnson or Mark Carpenter.

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