to turn a potentially hazardous waste product (i.e., scrap tires) into
a valuable resource is available now.
Make sure the material is being used for its original purpose or intention for as long as needed. An example of this would: create rubber compound and tire durability. Reuse tire casings and make sure tire is properly inflated at all times.
Tires can be broken down into debris, which can be blended into crumb rubber, sold as raw materials.
Fuel and energy can be created by recycling scrap tires.
Use mechanically processed tires for energy recovery.
Tire chips added to coal as fuel supplement in power plants, paper mills, cement kilns, etc.
Alter the chemical structure of scrap tires and use the products for energy recovery.
Pyrolysis, Supercritical Extraction.
Disposal without any current or future use.
Today companies are concocting programs/plans to reduce the amount of pollution resulting from the traditional environmentally unfriendly ways of tire disposal. For example, The California Integrated Waste Management Board is currently managing tire waste with an innovative program that includes: