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.
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
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