The world of recycled tires is one of the best examples to talk about the circular and sustainable economy. Used tires that are no longer suitable for driving due to their wear and tear can be retreaded to enjoy a second life or can be used as material for footwear, roads, hoses … or even as a source of energy.
So, the useful life of a tire extends beyond the wheels of a vehicle. In addition, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, promoting the use of this type of tires among drivers is one of the keys to achieving compliance with the emission and pollution reduction targets set for the next 2030.
Therefore, using retreaded wheels complies with perfection with the four Rs (recycle, renew, reuse and recover) that contribute to the reduction of pollution levels. And it is that you have to take into account when betting on new or recycled tires that an abandoned wheel can take more than 1,000 years to degrade, according to TNU (Treatment of Used Tires).
The data they handle from TNU and from InsaTurbo show the potential for saving both energy and emissions of used tires. Regarding the consumption of energy sources, such as oil, the production of new tires spends around 23.5 kilos while in the case of recycled tires the cost is 13 kilos.
Regarding the CO2 emissions related to its production, the new wheels of a car account for 63.5 kilograms of emissions while in the case of reusable ones, 30 kilos less are emitted. By last, with regard to the cost of water, Producing new tires consumes 1,961 liters of water. With the recycled, the cost remains at 908 liters.
Bet on recycled tires it is a mechanism to reduce emissions and save energy. In addition, its renewal and reuse is regulated by specific regulations of the European Community (UN / ECE Regulation 108 and UN / ECE Regulation 109) that ensure the reliability of these wheels and homologate them.