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Environment

Key environmental characteristics of the retreading circular economy. Repair and reuse are critical parts of the circular economy. The service provided by Tyre Retreading helps to reduce the use of crude oil.

Eco-design

A tyre cannot be reused if it was not initially designed for retreading.

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Reuse

The new tyre-retreaded tyre combination reduces the use of raw materials by 70% compared to a non-retread able low-end tyre.

Sustainable Supply

The tyre industry represents 70% of the global demand for rubber trees whose cultivation poses increasing issues of land use and biodiversity.

The tyre industry is therefore in a position to take action by encouraging its suppliers toward responsible production of this raw material.

Reduction in oil use

 The data shows that 21 gallons of oil are used to produce one new tyre. While only 7 gallons of oil are used to produce each retread tyre. This means that 14 gallons of oil are saved each time a company chooses a retread tyre over the equivalent new tyre option.

Ending up in Landfills

The Reusing of tyre before they become scrap products can help to reduce landfill impact.

Reduced fuel costs

Retread tyres offer superior fuel efficiency compared with lower-quality foreign-made new tyres.

 

Reduced CO2 and other carbon emissions because less energy is needed to produce a retread tyre.

The production of retread tyres promotes recycling. Reusing of tyre casings, retreads contain up to 75% recycled and reused materials. Premium casings are made to last 2 to 3 tyre life cycles, so retreads continue their useful lives for thousands of more miles.

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