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Main Title Markets for scrap tires /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/530-SW-90-074A
Stock Number PB92-115252
Subjects Tires--Recycling. ; Rubber, Reclaimed.
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Solid waste disposal ; Tires ; Scrap ; Law enforcement ; Reduction ; Removal ; Waste recycling ; Design ; Service life ; Utilization ; Marketing ; Cost effectiveness ; Legislation ; Shredding ; Retreading
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NTIS  PB92-115252 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 115 pages ; 28 cm
It is the goal of the EPA to eliminate illegal dumping altogether and to reduce the stockpiling and landfilling of discarded tires as much as possible. Interestingly enough, over the last 40 years, tires have been somewhat of a success story for source reduction. The advent of the 40,000-mile tire means that tires last longer before they wear out. Potential source reduction measures for tires include the design of longer lived tires, reuse of tires removed from vehicles, and retreading. These practices all extend the useful life of tires before they are discarded. In the report, tire utilization methods are described and the market barriers to their utilization. Also discussed are options to address the waste tire problem.
"October 1991." Microfiche.