After two years of testing, Goodyear will start sourcing silica extracted from rice husk ash for tires made in China. Plus, recycling fishing nets into carpet.
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Timberland, the footwear maker known for its corporate responsibility, has gotten into the tire business with a product line designed for recycling into shoes.
Both businesses and talented individuals have been making a positive impact in the number of tires that end up in landfills by using them to create stunning works of art, as well as useful items.
Scrap tires have been a disposal menace for decades: the EPA notes that “There are at least 275 million scrap tires in stockpiles in the U.S.,” and in 2003 (the last year for which there are figures, I assume), approximately 290 million scrap tires were generated.” Yeah, that’s a lot of tires. State and local governments […]
Durable, stylish and Made in America: Ecologic Designs’ Green Guru Wallets made from Upcycled Bike Tires
Ecologic Designs’ story starts like this: “There is always talk about a killer set of waves and dolphins playing in the surf, an epic afternoon rolling across warm red rocks on your bike, or a hike in fresh powder on a full moon snowshoe trek. There is also talk about a beach polluted by sludge […]