Retreaded tires are one of the most environmentally friendly of all recycled products
Retread tyres are controversial to some people — some feel the safety factor isn’t what it is with new tyres. Others recognize that tire technology has improved over the years…and retreads are a new option.
Tyres look round and black, but they can be very green
Retreaded tyres are one of the most environmentally friendly of all recycled products, containing one of the highest post consumer contents since the actual tire is being recycled.
Every time a tyre is retreaded there is one less tire to go to our already overcrowded landfills.
The oil savings with retreads is also very significant since tyres are basically petrochemical products.
It takes approximately 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one average size truck tyre. Since most of that oil is found in the tyre casing, which is re-used in the retreading process, only about 7 gallons of oil are needed to retread that same tyre.
A fleet using as few as 100 tires a year can help save 1,500 gallons of oil annually. Thanks to the retread industry, hundreds of millions of gallons of scarce oil are saved every year, which helps to reduce our dependence on imported oil.
With the “green” movement becoming more popular, many companies put their money where their mouth is and – if they are not already using retreads on their vehicles – begin retreading their tires on a regular basis.
The safety, performance and handling of quality retreaded tires has been proven beyond doubt, which is why thousands of major fleets, including the U.S. Postal Service, Fed Ex, UPS, already routinely use retreads. But there are still too many fleets not committed to the use of retreads, and the hope is that they will reconsider their positions and begin doing their part to help conserve our scarce natural resources.
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