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Ecoloop Recycling Tires

Published: 28 March 2012

Approximately 20 percent of the weight of a tire wears away during its life on a wheel. When the tire is no longer able regulatory requirements for tread depth and function, it must be taken care of in some way. EU waste hierarchy is a guide for how the waste should be treated. According to the hierarchy of waste prevention first priority, followed by reuse, recycling, and finally safe disposal of waste.


Prevention: The EU has banned the landfilling of waste tires, blah as a preventive measure. Anyone who sets a tire on the market must take responsibility for how they are handled when they are worn under Ordinance on Producer Responsibility (1994:1236). Today there are a number of main roads in the management of waste tires from cars, buses and trucks. Learn more about how the industry handles producer responsibility here .

Reuse: Retreading involves the worn surface of the tire is replaced with fresh rubber, and it can be used as a tire. Exports can also be made to other countries where the tires retreaded or used as is, ie resold as used.

Recycling (this portal): Recycling of discarded tires as raw material for various construction, consumer and industrial purposes. Examples of use are ground and road surfaces, football, horse riding tracks, drainage materials for gas and water landfills and rubber products such as mats for different purposes, products for vibration reduction and detail cars.

Other recovery: Energy recovery is a way to use the worn tires high energy content.

Disposal / Disposal: Disposal of waste tires is prohibited.

Environmental Judgment 2010:7: Use of rubber cut from worn-out tires is considered a recovery operation when the material replaces natural materials while maintaining function and without increased interference to human health or the environment at a final coverage.