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Winners of the 2010 Be Tire Smart Giveaway

FIRST PRIZE: George C. McLean, Winnipeg • Set of four new tires and installation at any Manitoba Sturgeon Tire location to a maximum of $1,000

There were four other lucky winners of Multi-Function Air Compressors:

  • Joy Lynds, Winnipeg
  • Wanda Barron, Portage la Prairie
  • Coreen Zacharkiw, Selkirk
  • Jack Park, Selkirk

Win Four Tires Contest | Campaign Rules

Tire Stewardship Manitoba’s win four tires contest (The  Contest) is intended to be conducted in Canada, and is open to legal residents of Canada only. No purchase is necessary. Participants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES. Continue reading ‘Win Four Tires Contest | Campaign Rules’

2010 Eco Calendar

TSM teamed up with several sponsors in creating and distributing the 2010 Eco Calendar: Your Guide to Greener Living. The 2010 ECO Calendar includes striking pictures of Manitoba that depict the different seasons with useful eco tips that provide guidance to Manitoba families throughout the year. TSM continues to work with government and Manitoba corporations committed to sustainability to promote greater environmental awareness.

Summer Student Research Studies

TSM provided two university students with a summer employment opportunity conducting a pair of important research studies. The Agricultural Scrap Tire Study was conducted to understand the life span of a typical rear agricultural drive tire. There were 949 OTR tire sidewalls that were documented at processors’ yards from which the tire code information obtained provided a significant sample size of 559 large rear agricultural tires. Continue reading ‘Summer Student Research Studies’

City of Winnipeg Rubber Asphalt Project

The City of Winnipeg expanded its testing of rubber asphalt material to pave an 800 metre stretch of Portage Avenue in 2009. This follows the laying of a 300 metre rubber asphalt pedestrian-bicycle path along Bishop Grandin Blvd. in 2008.

Continue reading ‘City of Winnipeg Rubber Asphalt Project’

Special Municipal Landfill Clean-up

Municipal landfills receive a 50-cent per tire incentive to manage scrap tires appropriately. There remain some logistical challenges to ensuring consistent enforcement of scrap tire management requirements. Continue reading ‘Special Municipal Landfill Clean-up’

Extending Tire Life

Recycling tires at their end-of-life is important but lengthening life so that fewer are used is essential. Tire manufacturers are making progress. Since 1981 the average tire life has gone up over 50 percent. Also, average tire rolling resistance has reduced by more than 25 percent, simply by making the tires lighter and stronger. Continue reading ‘Extending Tire Life’

Introduced Year Round Off-The-Road (OTR) Scrap Tire Collection

As TSM assumed responsibility for all OTR scrap tires, encouraging further processor investment and development for tire products derived from scrap OTR tires, over 2,100 tonnes of Manitoba’s scrap OTR tires that accumulated at landfills and dealer yards were collected and processed from January to December in 2009. This marks the first time that province-wide collection and processing of Manitoba’s scrap OTR tire inventory was conducted on a year-round basis.