The majority of tires
generated in Florida are used to generate energy, with nearly 5.2 million passenger tire
equivalents (PTEs) being used within the state for industrial tire- derived fuel (TDF) applications in 2004 and another 3.3 million PTEs going out of state for TDF applications.
In the mid-1950s, the tire
manufacturer continued to grow its portfolio and entered the original equipment market for car tires
, initially as a supplier to General Motors.
On newer tires
, this number is stamped into the outside wall and is readily visible.
A report by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) finds that nearly 87 percent of disposed tires
are put to a new use each year.
Several product managers recommend solid or foam-filled tires
to customers operating material handling equipment in C&D recycling or demolition environments.
It is so soft, he claims, hot tires
peel the paint stripes off the road.
The stated concern relates to use of a loose, crumbled product made from used tires
. Children playing on tire
crumb could potentially be exposed by ingestion of the product directly, by ingestion of surface water runoff through the product, by inhalation of dust, or by skin contact with the material or surface water runoff.
Angling into the pile exposes tire
sidewalls to a beating from fallen rocks.
Persson notes that the actual contact region between a tire
and the road is a narrow strip that runs the width of the tire
* Check tire
pressure: "The number on the tire
wall is the maximum inflation pressure for the tire--not what's recommended for your vehicle.
After a 10-minute hike through the city dump, McIntosh found what he was looking for: thousands of discarded tires
, with over 140 stores from Thunder Bay westward, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.