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Tires & Rubber

Rubber Commodity
Rubber

Scrap Tires and Rubber

When you use a tire, there’s often quite a lot of rubber left when you have to replace them. This is excellent material with a number of secondary uses from tire swings to playground mulch to safer, more durable highways. In 2016, 136 million tires were processed by the U.S. recycling industry. The rubber is processed through shredding knives or cryogenic freezing then crushing before going into products like synthetic turf fields or roofing tiles.

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ISRI members who work with tires & rubber are encouraged to join the Tires & Rubber Division.

Tires/Rubber Video

We expect our tires to be virtually indestructible, but what happens when it's time for them to be replaced? In 2016, 136 million tires were processed by the U.S. recycling industry.

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Tire Infographics

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Joe Pickard
Chief Economist
Director, Commodities

JoePickard@isri.org
(202) 662-8542
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Director, Member Services
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