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RMA helps reduce border tire piles

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has joined a coalition devoted to reducing tire piles on the United States-Mexico border.

"The situation on the Mexican side of the border is very similar to the situation the U.S. faced in 1985, before scrap tire legislation and regulations were enacted," says Michael Blumenthal, RMA senior technical director.

"Our proposal to improve the current situation in Mexico is to develop more comprehensive regulations and create low- to medium-tech market opportunities to grow a scrap tire aftermarket infrastructure."

Efforts to create scrap tire markets in Mexico will benefit neighboring states like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, according to RMA officials.

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