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USTMA Report Showcases Tire Recycling Expansion Opportunities

A new report from the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) shows opportunities to expand end-use tire markets and improve tire recycling rates to keep pace with annual scrap tire generation.   The 15th 2021 Scrap Tire Management Report found that markets consumed 71 percent of annually generated scrap tires in 2021, down from about 76 percent reported in 2019. This

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ZC Rubber Boosts Sustainability with Tire Recycling

ZC Rubber says it is China’s first tire company to start recycling, reusing and repurposing. The company began its tire recycling journey in 2005 when it first built its recycling technology and service center to carry out rubber recycling and reuse. In 2009, ZC Rubber formally established Zhongce Recycling Technology. For years, ZC Rubber says

What Happens to Recycled Tires?

As a tire dealer, your shop changes a lot of tires; It’s your responsibility to make sure those tires are properly disposed of. In this Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio video, we talk about the best practices around recycling tires and what happens to them. Scrap tires cannot be as easily transformed into reusable

Study: Crumb Rubber in Asphalt Can Protect Roads From Aging

RMIT University engineers in Australia have collaborated with the Tyre Stewardship Australia to discover that crumb rubber from end-of-life tires can provide a sustainable solution to UV protection for roads, the university says. The organizations found that when rubber from end-of-life tires is blended with a mixture of asphalt, the road is more UV-resistant and

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Bridgestone Talks Guayule Rubber, Creating a Circular Economy [AUDIO]

Now more than ever, going green is permeating the industry. Automakers are required to meet certain sustainability requirements, which means everything that goes into creating a vehicle–ahem, the tires–are held to higher sustainability targets, too. Just ask Bridgestone, whose goal is to have 100% carbon neutrality and 100% renewable resources in its tires by 2050.

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Bridgestone Talks Guayule Rubber Research, Creating a Circular Economy

Now more than ever, going green is permeating the industry. Automakers are required to meet certain sustainability requirements, which means everything that goes into creating a vehicle–ahem, the tires–are held to higher sustainability targets, too. Just ask Bridgestone, whose goal is to have 100% carbon neutrality and 100% renewable resources in its tires by 2050.

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Midas Encourages Tire Recycling

Midas Total Car Care says it is encouraging auto owners to recycle by offering all who bring in their old tires to be replaced and recycled by the Midas shop a $50 credit toward new tires with paid installation. According to Midas, over 400 Midas locations will participate in this important initiative to bring awareness

Rubber Concrete Introduced into Residential Market

Working with RMIT University, researchers say they have demonstrated that crumb rubber concrete is a safe, green alternative for residential construction in Australia, proving a much-needed new market for end-of-life tires. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Professor Julie Mills, says that this research is the first to practically demonstrate and construct the new crumb rubber concrete mix

TIA’s Dick Gust Talks Labor, Training & OTR Tire Recycling [Audio]

There’s never a dull moment in the tire industry: dealers are grappling with the recent labor shortage, the evolution of technology means dealers and their teams must stay on top of training and sustainability is at the forefront of tire technology. With more than 25 years in the tire industry, Tire Industry Association CEO Dick

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Kal Tire on Cutting Edge of OTR Tire Recycling

One of the biggest challenges in the OTR industry is dealing with scrap tires. Scott Farnham, director of recycling services for Kal Tire, knows this well: He’s seen mining sites with tires stacked four high as far as your eyes can see. And these tires, most often left to rot in the sun, weigh 2,000

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Paying $1 Per Tire, Memphis Collects 20,000 Tires on Program’s First Day

In an effort to get rid of tires illegally dumped on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee, the city created a Tire Redemption Program where residents can earn $1 for every tire they dispose of through the city.

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Tyromer Brings Tire-Derived Polymer to U.S. Retreading Market

Tyromer Inc., a scrap tire devulcanization company,  is now producing a high performance, non-chemical devulcanized rubber made from crumb or retread buffing in the United States. 

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