2018 Symposium ...

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” will be the theme of the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium.

This year’s event will be hosted by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with the Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems. It will be held at the at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada on November 7 and 8.

Held biennially, the Symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. The event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting industry goals.

The Symposium’s theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry.  But what about the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Are there sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

The 2018 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be, recognizing the influences of other drivers such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative obligations.

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