Continental builds basketball court using paving stones made from recycled racing tires
Continental – a premium tire manufacturer – builds basketball court from recycled Extreme E tires. According to the company’s latest report, Continental donates 400 square meters of paving stones for youth basketball court in Hanover-Linden.
"Turning racing tires into living space" - under this motto, a new basketball court is being built in Hanover to give children from the surrounding area a lively place to play, run and train. Continental is providing the necessary rubber paving stones as a donation. The paving stones are made from recycled racing tires from the Extreme E electric racing series, which Continental has been supporting as a founding partner since 2019. The Extreme E tires underwent a particularly complex manufacturing process to extract all chemical components from the tires before transforming them into paving stones. Now the tires will be given a second life as the foundation of a high-level basketball court.
"We are very pleased to support the project with paving stones made from our recycled tires here in Hanover. In this way, we are bringing the materials from the sustainable Extreme E electric racing series back into circulation and using them for a good cause," emphasized Enno Straten, Head of Strategy, Analytics and Marketing, Replacement Tires EMEA at Continental, at the groundbreaking ceremony.
Extreme E is an off-road racing series that not only aims to deliver exciting sport with electric-powered races under extreme conditions, but also to draw attention to the climatic challenges around the world.
To find out more about the project, please visit Continental’s website.
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