PITTSBURGH (Aug. 8, 2012)—Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. is organizing a one-day event Aug. 15 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Modified Asphalt Research Center to explore innovative applications for rubberized asphalt in Wisconsin.
The event, Recycle Wisconsin: 2012, will gather transportation and environmental professionals, civic leaders and policy-makers together to learn about applications in recycled rubber, Liberty Tire said. It is an invitation-only event.
Attendees will take part in various sessions, including: Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: An Industry Perspective; End of Life Tires in Wisconsin; Wisconsin Experience with Rubber; and Rubberized Asphalt.
They also will have a chance to tour the Modified Asphalt Research Center's lab on the university's campus in Madison.
According to Liberty Tire, rubberized asphalt is a low-cost, high-performance alternative to traditional paving mixes that reduces dependency on oil, limits carbon dioxide emissions and improves tensile strength.
“With a renewed focus on community improvement through sustainable sourcing, rubberized asphalt and other innovative applications for recycled rubber create a win-win situation for cities across the nation,” said Jeffrey Kendall, CEO of Liberty Tire.
“Reusing scrap tire rubber for infrastructure like highways can help ensure that dangerous tire piles are a thing of the past and also help build a sustainable future across Wisconsin and the nation.”