The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched a new website (RecycledRubberFacts.org) which aims to highlight the benefits of recycled rubber.

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The website is intended to serve as ‘a visual and educational resource on the vital yet largely unseen role recycled rubber plays in our lives, providing society with environmental and economic benefits’, was explained in an article in Recycling International.

‘America drives, works and plays on recycled rubber,’ has commented the ISRI president Robin Wiener. ‘It is all around us and has been enhancing everyday life for hundreds of years. The many benefits of recycled rubber, however, are often overlooked. RecycledRubberFacts.org will help educate people on these benefits and allow for informed conversations.’

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Particular facts from the website include:

  • recycling four tyres reduces CO2 by about 145 kg, which is equivalent to around 55 litres gasoline
  • US scrap rubber manufacturers recycle 110 million tyres annually – or one tyre for every three people in the USA

It has also been highlighted by ISRI that the rubber recycling industry annually generates more than US$ 1.6 billion in economic activity across the USA and accounts for nearly 8000 jobs.

Article source: Recycling International