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What happens to a tyre when you replace it ?

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 9:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

What happens to a tyre when you replace it ?


24,60,00,000 YES , you read it correctly , 24 crore 60 lakh tyres reach the end of their life , and this is in USA alone.


The disposal of these tyres is done with

*26% being ground into filler for asphalt and insulation

*11% are put landfills

*7% blended go into road beds, barriers, retaining walls and other civil construction applications

*7% are used in making playground surfaces

*The rest of the 49% are burned as fuel.


Recycling of tyres is done alongwith the applications mentioned above and the recovery flow is of

*19% natural rubber

*38% synthetic rubber

*4% nylon and rayon fabric

*26% fillers (carbon black and silica)

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