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Do Waste Tires Affect the Ocean?

Do Waste Tires Affect the Ocean?

Roughly 1.5 billion car and truck tires are discarded globally each year, and some of that waste is water-bound. To learn more about the effect of those tires on the ocean, we asked a panel of professionals to weigh in. Read on to learn more. Aaron Simmons...

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How Tire Derived Fuel is Cleaning Up

How Tire Derived Fuel is Cleaning Up

The number of scrap tires disposed of in landfills across the country each year is decreasing thanks to innovations in recycling and energy production. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best way to reduce tire waste is to follow the...

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Beware of Tire Rot

Beware of Tire Rot

It is no secret that rubber does not last forever. You have probably observed the effects of aging rubber in one form or another. You may have seen an old rubber band crack and snap, or your mechanic may have told you that a rubber gasket on your car has...

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Tire Recycling Programs in Canada Outpacing U.S.

Tire Recycling Programs in Canada Outpacing U.S.

Stats in the U.S Almost 76% of U.S. tires were recycled into products like rubber-modified asphalt, automotive products, and landscaping mulch, according to the U.S. Tire Management Association’s 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report. That’s down from 96% in...

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How to Get Americans Involved in Recycling

How to Get Americans Involved in Recycling

Suzanne Shelton with GreenBiz suggests the following steps to engage Americans in recycling:   We need to continue communicating about — and demonstrating action on — plastic waste Remember, we’re all hearing less about environmental issues and noticing...

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Tire Wire: What To Do With It

Tire Wire: What To Do With It

Tires are made of three basic substances – rubber, steel wire, and polyester fibers. Recycling a tire involves separating, sorting, and recycling these three materials. There are many growing markets for rubber from tires. It is often sold for use in tire...

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5 Ways to Encourage Recycling

5 Ways to Encourage Recycling

Recycling has gained a lot of traction in the United States in the last 50 years. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. As part of the celebration, a contest was held to create a symbol to signify recycling. Gary Anderson, a student at the University of...

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