ISRI Opens New Recycled Rubber Website

America drives, works, and plays on recycled rubber

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Washington, D.C. has launched RecycledRubberFacts.org, a new website that highlights the various benefits of recycled rubber.

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The website is a visual and educational resource designed to show the vital yet largely unseen role recycled rubber plays in our lives and the environmental and economic benefits it provides.

America drives, works, and plays on recycled rubber. It is all around us and has been enhancing everyday life for hundreds of years,” Robin Wiener, president of ISRI said.

RecycledRubberFacts.org will help educate people on these benefits and allow for informed conversations, she said.

From the highlighted facts on the site, visitors learn that recycling four tires reduces CO2 by about 323 pounds, equivalent to 18 gallons of gasoline. U.S. scrap rubber manufacturers recycle 110 million tires annually – or one tire for every three people in the U.S.

Also, as compared to using virgin plastic resins, using recycled rubber in molded products creates a substantially smaller carbon footprint (by a factor of up to 20 times). And economically, the rubber recycling industry generates more than $1.6 billion in economic activity annually in the U.S. and accounts for nearly 8,000 (direct and indirect) jobs.

The site also offers examples of products and applications that use recycled rubber including shock-absorbing playground surfaces, lower-impact hospital floors, higher-yield vegetation mats for farming and more.

It has recent articles and information about recycled rubber turf fields, and a comprehensive list of scientific studies categorized by topic; plus recycled rubber fact sheets and videos.

© Scrap Tire News, April 2016