Responsible Purchasing Network

Tires: Credits & Endnotes


Editor: Chris O’Brien
Author: Matt Kittell
Responsible Purchasing Network © 2008

The following people provided input to this Guide and helped ensure quality and accuracy. RPN accepts sole responsibility for any errors or omissions. Affiliations listed below were current as of publication and do not imply organizational endorsement of this Guide.

Gene Bishop (State of Maine Department of Transportation), Harvey Brodsky (Tire Retread Information Bureau), Chris Calwell (Ecos Consulting), Ken Davies (City of San Jose Environmental Services Department), Jeff Gearhart (Ecology Center), Jason Mathers (Environmental Defense), Gene Peterson (Consumer Reports), Rick Sikes (City of Santa Monica), Luke Tonnachel (Natural Resources Defense Council), Bob Toppen (King County, Washington Fleet Services).


CDC – Center for Disease Control. Public Health Statement – Zinc. August 2005.
CEC – California Energy Commission. Proceedings from the Transportation Policy Committee Workshop before the California energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. December 2007.
______2003. California State Fuel-Efficient Tire Report: Volume II. January 2003.
______Undated. California Fuel Efficient Tire Program
CEH – Center for Environmental Health. Polluted Highways, Poisoned Waters – Lead in Wheel Balancing Weights. August 2007.
CIWMB – California Integrated Waste Management Board. California Waste Tire Generation, Markets, and Disposal: 2005 Staff Report. February 2007.
______2004, Increasing the Recycled Content in New Tires.
______Undated. Waste Tire Marketing Guide.
Consumer Reports. Undated(a). Viewed on November 21, 2007.
______Undated(b). Tire Ratings.
Ecology Center. What Is the Problem With Lead Wheel Balancing?.  Undated(a). Viewed November 28, 2007.
______Undated(b). Wheel Weight Survey 2006. Viewed March 6, 2008.
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency. Management of Scrap Tires. . Undated(a). (Viewed on November 28, 2007.
______Undated(b). Waste Minimization. Viewed October 15, 2007.
______Undated(c). Lead.
______October 1997. Air Emissions from Scrap Tire Combustion.
______February 2005. Profile of The Rubber And Plastics Industry, 2nd Edition.
Goodyear. Radial Tire Production. Undated. Viewed November 28, 2007.
GPO. Government Printing Office. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. December 2007.
Green Seal. Choose Green Report – Low Rolling Resistance Tires. March 2003.
ITRA – International Tire & Rubber Association Foundation, Inc. Understanding Retreading. 2001.
MDGA - Maryland General Assembly. Environment – Energy-Efficient Replacement Tires. 2007.
NAS - National Academy of Sciences. Tires and Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy: Informing Consumers, Improving Performance – Special Report 286. 2006.
NRDC – Natural Resources Defense Council. Fuel-Efficient Replacement Tires – Guidelines for Transforming the Marketplace. May 2004.
PPRC - Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center. Lead Free Wheel Weights. February 2007.
RMA – Rubber Manufacturers Association. Tire Industry Factbook. Undated.
Tekasakul, Perapong, Tekasakul, Surajit. Environmental Problems Related to Natural Rubber Production in Thailand. April 2006.
TRIB – Tire Retread Information Bureau. RETREADS – Best Buy in Recycling. . Undated. Viewed October 2, 2007.
TURI – Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Lead and Lead Compounds. June 2006.
UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Opportunities and constraints for the internalization of environmental costs and benefits into the price of rubber. 1997.
______1998. Rubber and Environment.    
USGS – United States Geological Survey. Stocks and Flow of Lead-Based Wheel Weights in the United States. 2006.

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