The scrap tire management situation in the rest of the world is much worse than that in the US and other developed countries. Our world is facing a scrap tire disposal crisis and is urgently in need of a solution - one that we can provide.
Scrap tires are incinerated, thus emitting hazardous exhausts into the atmosphere. The effect of tire incineration has a negative global environmental impact.
Scrap tires are used in ground rubber applications such as playground sports field surfacing, and rubber-modified asphalt for road pavement. The hazardous contents in the ground rubber eventually seep into the soil causing a long term, negative environmental impact.
Landfilled scrap tires, known to last for more than 100 years, provide a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, rodents and snakes.
Scrap tires are used to produce tire shreds for road and landfill construction, septic tank leach fields and other civil engineering applications. Over years, the hazardous contents from shredded tires eventually seep into the soil causing serious environmental problems.
Our world is facing an environmental disaster created by improper disposal of scrap tires
In 2018 about 1.9 billion new tires will be produced worldwide and more than 300 million of them will be sold in the United States. All of these tires will eventually become end-of-life tires.
It is estimated that one scrap tire per person is discarded each year in the developed countries, and about 4 billion scrap tires have been accumulated in stockpiles around the world.
The current scrap tire disposal status in the North America, a typical situation of all developed countries, is far from environmentally sustainable. Not counting the 20% of the scrap tires reused or exported, the scrap tire disposal status is far from ideal.