Ground rubber surface safety debate continues in US

By Miles Moore, Rubber & Plastics News

SAN DIEGO-State legislatures are rushing to judgment against recycled rubber playground and athletic surfacing, according to a rubber industry expert on scrap tyres and recycling.

The lawmakers are basing their action on one study that contradicts virtually every other published analysis of the material, according to Michael Blumenthal, vice president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. He spoke at the second annual “Scrap to Profit: International Symposium on Recycled Rubber in Plastic and Rubber Products,” held May 6-7 in San Diego.


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