DEC, UB Partner On Uses For Waste Tires

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is partnering with the University at Buffalo to develop an action plan focused on the proper and cost-effective management of waste tires.

Building upon the state’s waste tire stockpile removal efforts, the DEC and UB will work collaboratively to assess waste tire markets and develop environmentally and financially responsible ways to improve the recycling of millions of tires disposed of annually.

“New York residents and businesses generate up to 20 million waste tires each year and to achieve our state’s environmental sustainability goals we must find productive reuses of the materials,” said Basil Seggos, state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner. “DEC has already taken effective actions to address illegal tire stockpiles that created threats to public health and the environment, but we must do more to strengthen tire recycling markets and infrastructure. We welcome this partnership with UB to help reduce an abundant and challenging waste stream and recycle tires in an economically and environmentally beneficial way.”

The Post Journal

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