WASHINGTON—The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and Tire Industry Association (TIA), together with 14 other stakeholder organizations, are urging the Biden administration to use more scrap tire materials in national infrastructure improvements.
In a joint letter
sent to Biden administration officials, the stakeholders identified specific provisions within the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation passed last year in which these materials could be considered.
"Our nation is making once-in-a-generation investments in our country's infrastructure, and we want to be active participants in ensuring the success of these efforts," USTMA President and CEO Anne Forristall Luke said.
"As a coalition, we view this as a critical opportunity to identify mutually beneficial uses of scrap tire materials that have the potential to meet a variety of mutual societal and policy goals."
The letter, addressed to Mitch Landrieu, the Biden administration's senior adviser infrastructure coordinator, lays out a list of potential uses for scrap tire materials that would help fulfill the administration's mission to minimize waste, prevent pollution, support markets for recycled material and promote a transition to a circular economy.