TORONTO (March 14, 2012)—“A Balancing Act: Seeking Equilibrium Between Social Objectives and Economic Realities” is the theme of Rubber Recycling Symposium 2012, to be held in Toronto Oct. 17-19.
The Rubber Association of Canada, the Rubber Manufacturers Association and Ontario Tire Stewardship are co-sponsors of the biennial symposium, which brings together experts from Canada, Europe and the U.S. to discuss global tire recycling challenges and solutions.
The symposium begins Oct. 17 with “Global Overview—Incentives and Outcomes,” featuring an international panel of tire recycling experts. That will be followed by “Extended Producer Responsibility—What It Means for Tire Recycling”—about the need for tire makers to maximize their return from end-of-life tires while minimizing end-of-life costs—and “Tire Manufacturing—The Case for Substitution,” about efforts to partly replace virgin materials with recycled rubber in tire manufacturing.
Subsequent presentations on Oct. 18-19 will cover such topics as rubber recycling markets, rubber-modified asphalt, funding for research and development, and new technologies for recycled rubber. The symposium's main theme will be addressed in a two-part presentation on the closing day.
There also will be a keynote speaker for the Oct. 18 luncheon. The preliminary schedule on the RAC website lists no speakers as yet.
For information on registration and room rates, go to www.rubberrecycling.ca, or contact Helen Theodorou at [email protected]