Creating Alternative Solutions for Recycling End of Life Tires

Discarded tires have become a heavy and growing disposal problem that continues to accumulate in the world today. In the United States particularly, discarded tires amounting to over 279 million are being added to an estimated 2 billion tires stockpiled currently around the country (Jang, 1998). Climate Policy Watcher (2020) in their Assessment of Present Situation article stated that about 242 million automotive, truck, and off-road tires each year is added in the United States. Furthermore, they estimated that this will equal to one waste tire per person per year. Scrap tire management has become a major concern and this represents one of the several special wastes that are diffi cult to handle by the municipalities.


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