City/State: Leesburg, Virginia
Country: United States of America
Current Organization: Recycling Research Institute
Title: President
Mary Sikora
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Ms. Mary Sikora is a principal of the Recycling Research Institute (RRI) and editor of the Scrap Tire News. Ms. Sikora has been involved with the scrap tire recycling industry for twenty-five years providing leadership in identifying industry trends, setting direction and facilitating solutions in both the public and private tire recycling sectors. She has experience analyzing, reviewing and reporting on the latest scrap tire and crumb rubber processing technologies world-wide, reviewing, analyzing and reporting on the developing markets for whole and shredded scrap tires, tracking industry mergers and acquisitions, and gathering intelligence and reporting on individual state efforts to remove discarded tires from the environment including state policies to foster scrap tire capture and reuse.


Ms. Sikora is a professional member of the Tire Industry Association, Rubber Recycling Topical Group, American Chemical Society-Rubber Division, Rubber Pavements Association, Environmental Industries Association, National Recycling Coalition, Resource Conservation Challenge Scrap Tire Partnership, and the European Tyre Recycling Association.  She is the founder of the Tire Industry Association’s Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Council.

Ms. Sikora founded Recycling Research Institute in 1986 to develop and disseminate information concerning proper scrap tire recovery, reuse, recycling and disposal.  As part of that effort, Ms. Sikora created Scrap Tire News to track development in tire and rubber recycling nationwide and globally.  Today, the publication is recognized as the leading source of news and information for the tire recycling industry. Subsequently, Ms. Sikora conceptualized and led the development of the Scrap Tire & Rubber Users Directory – an internationally acclaimed business reference book for the scrap tire recycling industry.  The directory is now in its twentieth edition.


Another RRI publication created by Ms. Sikora, State Scrap Tire Management Programs was published as a stand-alone report for eight years and still serves as the basis for other state program reports.  It covered comprehensive profiles of scrap tire legislation, regulation and market development initiatives in all 50 states.  Today, Ms. Sikora analyzes and prepares similar updates for Scrap Tire News, Today’s Tire Industry magazine and other organizations and publications.