As a core member of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), Bridgestone Americas is working with them to compile a shared vision for a sustainable US tire manufacturing industry that can advance safe, sustainable mobility for the future.
That quest involves promoting environmentally and economically sound options for repurposing tires once their on-vehicle use is over in various ways from construction material to fuel, maximizing the value of used tires, and alleviating the environment impact of tires through responsible end-of-life management.
Since its launch in 1990, the USTMA has worked together with states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the industry to reduce scrap tire stockpiles and implement regulations that foster sustainable used tire markets. The association also offers technical information on end-of-life tire management, and hosts used tire conferences for regulators, recyclers, industry and other stakeholders.
USTMA members operate manufacturing facilities in 17 states, employ nearly 100,000 workers and generate annual sales of more than $27 billion.