Recycling Tires: A Clean Earth and a Healthy Economy

February 15, 2012 | Pollution, Recycling

tire recycling

Every year, literally tons and tons of tires are thrown away. A growing threat to the environment across the globe is in fact improper disposal of used tires. Not only does it make the environment completely unappealing visually, but it totally degrades the ecosystem. Think twice before you dump your tires off on the side of the road. There’s a simple solution for recycling tires.

The Benefits Are Endless

Tires can be recycled into a variety of things that help the economy move along, including:

  • Hot Melt Asphalt
  • Aggregate in Cement Concrete
  • Other Tires
  • Fuel Gas
  • Oils
  • Solid Residue (Char)

There are so many other benefits of recycling tires. Different industries are using recycled rubber material as substitutes to save money and the environment. For example, steel and glass industries use shredded, recycled rubber to increase coal fuel source. Landfills use tire shreds instead of dirt to provide protective covering. Recreational parks, playgrounds, and schools use recycled tires for cushioning. That cushioning greatly reduces the the risks of a child getting hurt. The clothing industry uses recycled tires as soles for work shoes, sports shoes, raincoats, and other things.

Western Tire Recyclers | We Do the Dirty Work

Tires are designed to last for years of hard usage. They’re made of products that never decompose. Tires that are dumped today will still be where they are for the next 100,000 years. So instead of polluting the environment, we at Western Tire Recyclers have developed a facility so more tires don’t get dumped. Instead, they are recycled into these many various byproduct uses.

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