What is tire recycling?

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Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles' tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage (such as punctures). These tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability.


Those same characteristics, which make waste tires such a problem, also make them one of the most re-used waste materials, as the rubber is very resilient and can be reused in other products. Approximately, one tire is discarded per person per year.


Tires are also often recycled for use on basketball courts and new shoe products. However, material recovered from waste tires, known as "crumb," is generally only a cheap "filler" material and is rarely used in high volumes.


The tire life cycle can be identified by the following six steps:


Product developments and innovations such as improved compounds and camber tire shaping increase tire life, increments of replacement, consumer safety, and reduce tire waste.

Proper manufacturing and quality of delivery reduces waste at production.


Direct distribution through retailers, reduces inventory time and ensures that the life span and the safety of the products are explained to customers.

Consumers' use and maintenance choices like tire rotation affect tire wear and safety of operation.


Manufacturers and retailers set policies on return, re-tread, and replacement to reduce the waste generated from tires and assume responsibility for taking the ‘tire to its grave’ or to its reincarnation.

Recycling tires by developing strategies that combust or process waste into new products, creates viable businesses, and fulfilling public policies.[1]

Text/Photo Source: Wikipedia, The free encyclopedia


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