When you get a replacement for your damaged car tyres, you often get confused of how to dispose off these tyres. We often let it litter or burn them.
Tyre recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tyres that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear or irreparable damage such as punctures. Tyres are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability.
Automobiles tyres are designed to be almost indestructible. This is great considering what the tyres undergo.
Recycling automobile tyres has always been a challenge. Different methods exist in recycling tyres. However, regard to the environment is usually a considered to be a priority when deciding a suitable method to recycle tyres.
Automobile tyres can be recycled into other useful products. However, the energy used in recycling is a limiting factor. Ambient shredding , cryogenic grinding and Pyrolysis are some steps in the recycling automobiles tyres.
Burning tyres is detrimental to the environment. It is usually done because of its fuel value but it is harmful to the environment. It can be used as an alternative fuel in some industrial processes like cement manufacture.
Recycled tyres can be made into products such as playground surfaces, road embankment and synthetic turf.