How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

Diane Scher Environmental Manager Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

Long Island, Fire Island, beaches The beaches were ‘ours’ year round. When the tourists left, we were still there, throughout each season. First Earth Day, 1970, rode my bicycle to school... More than 40 years ago, awareness of global warming

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

However, no such thing as Environmental Engineering – Sanitation Engineering, yes Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering Washington University in St.

Louis When I was a junior in high school, I first heard about engineering school and thought, who would ever want to do that... Never say never...

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?
  • Chemical treatment of process equipment
  • Caravan a horse-trailer-converted-laboratory with small, mobile chemical plant mounted on tractor trailers
  • Pipe our traveling chemical treatment system to customer’s equipment
  • Operators, understood the mechanical side, looked to me to explain the hazards of the chemicals Empowered by knowledge of chemistry to provide reassurance. ...Plus, learned a lot of plumbing! Restore efficiency to power plants
How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

Engineer Succeeds in Sales! How Things are Made Save Customers $$$ by reducing waste  More Sales from Trust and Referrals! 41,000 Penny Blanks PER SECOND Jobs I had did not exist when I was in college Do What Needs Doing...

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

Leading The Way: How Bridgestone Is Helping To Create A Waste-Free Tire Industry Diane Scher Bridgestone Americas Tire Manufacturing National Zero Waste Business Conference Los Angeles, CA May 6, 2015

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

The Tires4Ward Vision: Create a Waste-Free Tire Industry  Who we are and what we do  Leading the Way –Product design: Eco-friendlier tires –Manufacturing: Zero Waste Culture –Post Vehicle Use: Tires4Ward  Call to Action: What you can do

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?
  • Bridgestone Corporation - Global
  • Founded in Japan in 1931, headquartered in Tokyo
  • The world’s largest tire and rubber company
  • Manufactures tires and a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber, chemical products and sporting goods
  • Products sold in more than 150 nations and territories around the world Conveyer Belts Bicycles High Performance film Seat pads for automobiles (Polyurethane foam) Seismic Isolation Rubber Sporting Goods Retreads
How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

Firestone Building Products Daylighting Solar Power Vegetative Roof

How did I get into sustainability? What do I do? How can you help?

  • FIRST TWO LEED CERTIFIED TIRE PLANTS IN THE WORLD AIKEN SOUTH CAROLINA WARREN TENNESSEE DOE Superior Energy Performance ISO 50001 Certified Wildlife Habitat Certified Wilson, North Carolina Tire Tech Center, Akron, Ohio LEED CERTIFIED
  • 9 Tire Plants
  • Tube Plant
  • Akron Campus: R & D and Technical Centers, Tire Test Lab
  • 9 Tire Distribution Centers
  • 2 Test Tracks Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Operations in North America

Bridgestone Environmental Mission Statement

The Tires4Ward Vision: Create a Waste-Free Tire Industry  Who we are and what we do  Leading the Way –Product design: Eco-friendlier tires –Manufacturing: Zero Waste Culture –Post Vehicle Use: Tires4Ward  Call to Action: What you can do

100% Sustainable Material Concept Tire at 2012 Paris Auto Show 14

  • Eco-Beneficial Tires
  • Eliminates need for a spare tire saving fuel and additional tire
  • High rolling efficiency without sacrificing wet performance and wear
  • Post-consumer recycled materials
  • Non-aromatic oil
  • High rolling efficiency without sacrificing wet performance and wear
  • Fuel-saving tread and sidewall compounds
  • Non-aromatic oil

In 1970 when you drove 100,000 miles you used 32 tires. You made 1 into a tire swing and the other 31 went to the dump, used 40 days worth of an average home’s energy, and used 10 lbs of Hazardous Air Pollutant solvents Today, 100,000 miles take only 8 tires. 7 are used to make longer lasting pavement, running tracks, cement, and an occasional tire swing and only 1 goes to the landfill.  Our plants are twice as efficient and it takes 5 days worth of an average home’s energy to make your 100,000 miles worth of tires Our plants eliminated Hazardous Air Pollutant solvents and use far less cement/tire to make your 100,000 miles worth of tires.

More miles per tire

The Tires4Ward Vision: Create a Waste-Free Tire Industry  Who we are and what we do  Leading the Way –Product design: Eco-friendlier tires –Manufacturing: Zero Waste Culture –Post Vehicle Use: Tires4Ward  Call to Action: What you can do

Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Operations in North America

Many complex materials in tire making  Uncured rubber with wire  Partial cure rubber  Uncured rubber  Oils, Sludge  Pigments and carbon black  Metal  Plastics  Packing material (supersacks, wax paper, shrink plastic, cardboard, plastic belts, wood, etc)  Lamps and ballast  Batteries  Cafeteria and restroom trash SCRAP WIRE RUBBER WITH WIRE = EASY = TOUGH

Wilson, NC Plant: What ZWLF means to us... 33,800 tires per day 2,125 team members 1st DriveGuard Run Flat Plant in North America 11 OE Customers 7 sizes (15-22”) Recycling 100% of plant waste ~55,000 lbs of waste/day 350 acre Wildlife Habitat 1st tire 1974 60 acre roof

Continuous Communication: Employee Involvement  TV monitors communicate information  Internal news letter  Monthly meetings to share results . Teammates were more aware and open to change when they understood the benefits. (cost, revenue, and recycle %)

Tracking systems 22.0% Land fill 78% Recycle 2011 Landfill 11.0% Recycle 89% 2012 1.0% Landfill 99% Recycle 2013 0.0% 100% Recycle 2014

Kaizen Janitorial personnel picked up the pin vents on the second level, mixing them with trash. BEFORE AFTER Kaizen team installed collection port ducted to a supersack, isolating the pin vents. Metal frame contains the supersack for safe loading and transportation.

The Tires4Ward Vision: Create a Waste-Free Tire Industry  Who we are and what we do  Leading the Way –Product design: Eco-friendlier tires –Manufacturing: Zero Waste Culture –Post Vehicle Use: Tires4Ward  Call to Action: What you can do

Vision: WASTE FREE Tire Industry  100% of used tires returned to our stores get a beneficial next use.

Provide Free scrap tire recycling for river cleanups RIVER NETWORK >100,000 Tires recycled from 400+ events

Cleaning up U. S. Used Tire Stockpiles Recycling U. S. Used Tires THEN 10% NOW 85%

Trailer Bumpers Dock Bumpers Wheel Chocks Mud Flaps

The Tires4Ward Vision: Create a Waste-Free Tire Industry  Who we are and what we do  Leading the Way –Product design: Eco-friendlier tires –Manufacturing: Zero Waste Culture –Post Vehicle Use: Tires4Ward  Call to Action: What you can do

CALL TO ACTION 1. Maintain your proper tire pressure: cleaner air, less gas, save $$ 2. Purchase Eco-Friendly Tires, ie, fuel efficient Ecopia tires 3.

Support Markets for used tires products: Rubberized Asphalt, Plastic Products, Engineering Applications 4. Participate in River, Community Cleanups, use the Tires4Ward program

Diane Scher Bridgestone Americas Tire Manufacturing 615-937-6971 Thank you!

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