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Tires environmentally friendly

Thanks to retreading more than a billion gallons of oil is saved annually worldwide. That’s because tires contain a significant amount of synthetic rubber, which is petroleum based.
The retread process also consumes significantly less energy than the manufacture of a comparable new tire, leading to further savings.
Retreaded tires also have one of the highest post consumer contents of ANY recycled product. When a tire is retreaded the worn tire – with the exception of a very small amount of old tread that is removed – is reused in the retread process. And even the small amount of old tread that is removed (referred to as buffings) is recycled and used on playgrounds, highways, rubber mats and a myriad of other products.
In addition to the very important environmental benefits retreaded tires offer to the private and public sectors, the economic benefits cannot be ignored.

Yet many people still shy away from using retreaded tires. Why?
The answer is one of perception. Because of tire debris on our highways – also known as rubber on the road or road alligators – people are under the impression that retreaded tires are less safe than comparable new tires.