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Ohio EPA Awards Grant to Address Scrap Tire Processing and Market Development
To improve markets for scrap tires across the state, Ohio EPA has awarded $350,000 to Coshocton Industries to assist the company on a market development project.
The program provides financial assistance for businesses that propose projects to develop successful scrap tire markets or to innovate with scrap tire-based products.
Coshocton Industries will use the funding to develop a new technology to process tires more efficiently and produce an end product for both the automobile industry and athletic installation market. The investment in the project will create 14 new jobs.
Ohio EPA is responsible for implementing statewide recycling, waste reduction, recycling market development, scrap tire and litter prevention programs. Ohioans are encouraged to reduce waste, recycle materials and buy recycled-content products.
For additional information about the grant program, contact Ohio EPA at (614) 644-2873, or visit www.recycleohio.gov.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.