How Old Tires Can Be Used for Earthquake Resistant Homes

Upcycling is the process of converting wasted or useless objects into new products. The concept is becoming more popular today because of its environmental advantages. Upcycling is well suited to address scrap tires since nearly 300 million car tires are being discarded every year. Re-Tread Products, Inc. has developed a new building material from old tires called the Tire LogÔ to help reduce the number of tires in landfills while … Continue reading

What Tires Have to Do with Alcohol, Powder & Butterflies

Michelin is driving a new tire recycling project called TREC (which stands for tire recycling but makes me think of T-Rex). The project has two parts: TREC Regeneration and TREC Alcohol. TREC Regeneration In collaboration with SDTech (a company that specializes in micronization) and Protéus (a biotechnology firm), Michelin is using creating a micropowder out of used tires that can in turn be used as an ingredient for new high-performance Michelin tires. … Continue reading

Tires in Games and Sports

We all know good tires keep your car fit to drive, but did you know that they could keep you in shape too? Depending on your fitness goals, tires might help you improve your strength and agility. Sometimes tires are even used in competitions like obstacle courses and strongman events. Apart from being used for fitness, tires can also help kids stay active. Tires make great playground equipment for kids … Continue reading

He’s Doing His Part. Are You Doing Yours?

Illinois resident Chad Pregracke has been in the news lately for his outstanding work cleaning up the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio rivers. Since its founding in 1998, Pregracke’s organization, Living Lands & Waters, has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization of its kind. The Living Lands & Waters crew lives on barges for 9 months each year as they travel up and down America’s waterways hosting … Continue reading

7 Uses for Recycled Tires

After tires wear out, they don’t have to become just another part of a pile in a landfill. There are several uses for recycled tires. These applications make sure that the rubber and other materials used in tires don’t go to waste after their treads wear out. Here are 7 of our favorite ways to reuse tires: 1. Clothing Artists and designers have been using recycled items to make clothing … Continue reading