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News   September 7, 2010   by CARS Magazine

Bridgestone To Teach How To Become a “Green Shop” At TIA Event

Many tire repair shops, service stations and other automotive facilities must deal with hazardous waste (such ...


Many tire repair shops, service stations and other automotive facilities must deal with hazardous waste (such as scrap tires, used batteries, waste oil and other items) on a daily basis.

Bridgestone has made environmental practices an integral part of its everyday retail business, and their Retail Environmental Director, John Sheerin, will provide attendees of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Environmental Symposium with a unique opportunity to hear how they are making their retail operations into “green shops.” The symposium is being held on September 30 – October 2 at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Interested attendees can register by visiting the “Events” section of www.tireindustry.org, or by calling 800.876.8372, ext. 104.

Sheerin’s session, entitled, “What Dealers Can and Should Do to Become Greener,” will cover practical approaches to understanding air, water, solid, and hazardous waste impacts in a retail facility and how to reduce them (especially considering cost, secondary effects, and energy and greenhouse gas implications).

“If your business handles hazardous waste, John Sheerin’s session is a ‘cant-miss’ opportunity to learn how Bridgestone is turning their retail operations ‘green’,” said Dick Gust, TIA Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) co-chair. 

“In addition to John Sheerin’s very informative session, the TIA Environmental Symposium will have sessions of interest to everyone in the tire industry. And with rooms at our host hotel going quickly, I encourage everyone to register immediately,” said TIA Executive vice-president Roy Littlefield.


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