More than 300 million tires are scrapped annually, or about one tire per person in the United States. Approximately 89 percent of the scrap tires generated in the United States by weight are put to new productive use, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Products made from the rubber in scrap tires include mulch, playground material, asphalt, horse arena footing and turf for the athletic industry. Today’s auto repair shops do much more than fix cars – they also play a key role in protecting the environment. According to a study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), 88 percent report they recycle tires. Click here for more information about the environmental sustainability practices of the automotive aftermarket.
Talking Tires: Recycled Responsibly by Your Local Technician
October 10, 2011