STAR Co-hosts Workshop to Help Manage Scrap Tires
The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) co-hosted a scrap tire workshop with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on March 26 and 27 in El Paso, Texas. The workshop developed actions to effectively manage scrap tires as a resource - not as a waste - in the Paso del Norte region and beyond. Read more about the workshop and the scrap tire problem along the border below in a press release from EPA Region 6, and check out pictures from the workshop on our Facebook page.
DALLAS – (March 28, 2014) This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR), held a workshop in El Paso to help turn a source of pollution into a resource.
Each year, the U.S.-Mexico border region deals with millions of discarded tires, which pile up and attract pests. Finding ways to manage these scrap tires is an important goal of EPA’s Border 2020 U.S.-Mexico environmental program. Over the past few years, the program has made good progress by engaging local residents in cleanup efforts. This included removing six million tires from a pile in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which were converted into fuel.