Title: Waste tire recycling: environmental benefits and commercial challenges

Authors: Willard Price, Edgar D. Smith

Addresses: Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA 95211, USA. ' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61822, USA

Abstract: Recycling is alive and well in many industrial sectors. This article addresses worn or wasted tyres and evaluates the extensive recycling already achieved. This study addresses the efforts of the State of California and the US Army Corps of Engineers to stimulate tyre recycling, demonstrating the public sector commitment currently necessary. Albeit, private markets are on the verge of commercial viability at the same time they accomplish a significant diversion from landfills.

Keywords: worn tyres; waste tyres; landfill diversion; commercial viability; environmental objectives; California Integrated Waste Management Board; CIWMB; US Army Corps of Engineers; tyre recycling; waste management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2006.009001

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.362 - 374

Published online: 10 Feb 2006 *

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