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Recycled tire material is now being used in everything from garden pavers to playground flooring.

Improper tire disposal is not only harmful to the environment; it is also an incredible waste of a highly useful resource.

A better solution to the abandonment of worn tires is to have them properly recycled. Many places now require that tire dealers charge an environmental fee that is used to cover the costs of properly recycling waste tires.  These fees are paid to waste tire recycling operations, which can begin the process of giving new life to old tires.

Here are just a handful of the amazing uses for recycled tire material:

Gravel Substitute

Anywhere gravel is used, chances are that tire chips can be used instead. Applications include: sub-layers for roadways, aggregate for drainage ditches, and highway embankment backfill. Tire chips can limit frost penetration, when used under roads in cold climates.  They are nearly three times as light as gravel, which on its own can produce incredible savings in labor, equipment costs and time. Tire chips are used under light rail tracks that run adjacent to homes and businesses, to reduce vibration and noise mitigation from passing trains.

 

Crumb Rubber

Crumb rubber is finely ground rubber produced from waste tires.  Steel and tire cords are removed from discarded tires, and the remaining rubber is reduced to a granular consistency.  Some applications for crumb rubber include:  rubberized asphalt, playground flooring, welcome mats, anti-fatigue mats and vehicle mud guards.

 

Wastewater Treatment Filters

Tire chips can be shredded into a specific and uniform size, making them useful in a variety of ways. Another innovative use is filters in wastewater treatment and constructed wetlands. Because tires can be chipped to be more or less porous than organic compounds, rocks and other material, they often serve as a much better filter media.

 

Garden Mulch

Yet another innovative use for recycled tires is rubber mulch.  Not only does it retain its appearance over time, it doesn’t float away during rainstorms, nor will it rot the way wood mulch will.  Unlike wood mulch, tire chips don’t attract termites and other wood-boring pests.

Long Long is one of the leading of waste tire treatment company in Vietnam, creating new, green and eco friendly recycled products. With a variety of models, various colors and thicknesses, we can meet any customer's demand.

 

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