July 19, 2019
Used Tire News-Deerfield Beach, Fl- As we have written about many times more than half of the used tires/scrap tires disposed of annually are processed by cement kilns. Has the tire industry sold the world a bill of goods just so they can cheaply discard of 150 million-plus scrap tires every year in an environmentally unsound and polluting way? Well if you take a look at tires being burned in cement kilns you may begin to question other than the cement company saving money as well as the cheap disposal method for the tire dealer who else is benefitting. Certainly, environmentalists have been questioning the Tires burn cleaner and hotter than coal. Really who said coal burned clean? The truth- the dirty truth is that tire manufacturers need to be held to “cradle to grave” recycling if we are ever going to really solve the scrap tire problem. Burning tires in kilns is at best a short term solution of what to do with them as opposed to a really good for the environment solution. Tire recycling cradle to grave putting the emphasis where it belongs environmentally safe destruction and reuse of as much material before destruction, by the factory.