Have you ever wondered what happens to old tires? Approximately 1,000 million tires are discarded by each year and that number is estimated to grow to 5,000 million by 2030. Currently, 48 states have laws and regulations specifically dealing with scrap tires, many of which outlaw disposing of them in landfills. As a result, 275 million discarded tires have been stockpiled. A tire’s structure, durability, and heat retention can make these stockpiles a potential threat to our health and the environment. The shape of a tire is perfect for the collection of rainwater, creating an ideal habitat for potential disease carrying rodents and mosquitoes. Stockpiles are also at a high risk for fires which are difficult to extinguish, may burn for months, pollute the air, and contaminate soil and water. In 1983, a dump in Rhinehart, Virgina stockpiled with 7 million tires caught fire and sent a plume of smoke 50 miles long into three states. Fortunately, tires are 100% recyclable but today only 80% of are repurposed (44% used for fuel and 20% recycled). To prevent any more tires ending up in stockpiles, be sure to get your tires rotated and balanced regularly. Try to by two pairs for alternating weather conditions (like summer and winter sets). Seek out products made of recycled tires or turn scrap tires into DIY projects. Have a project you made with a reused product? Let us know in the comments ♽ - Years Of Living Dangerously

Have you ever wondered what happens to old tires? Approximately 1,000 million tires are discarded by each year and that number is estimated to grow to 5,000 million by 2030. Currently, 48 states have laws and regulations specifically dealing with scrap tires, many of which outlaw disposing of them in landfills. As a result, 275 million discarded tires have been stockpiled. A tire’s structure, durability, and heat retention can make these stockpiles a potential threat to our health and the environment. The shape of a tire is perfect for the collection of rainwater, creating an ideal habitat for potential disease carrying rodents and mosquitoes. Stockpiles are also at a high risk for fires which are difficult to extinguish, may burn for months, pollute the air, and contaminate soil and water. In 1983, a dump in Rhinehart, Virgina stockpiled with 7 million tires caught fire and sent a plume of smoke 50 miles long into three states. Fortunately, tires are 100% recyclable but today only 80% of are repurposed (44% used for fuel and 20% recycled). To prevent any more tires ending up in stockpiles, be sure to get your tires rotated and balanced regularly. Try to by two pairs for alternating weather conditions (like summer and winter sets). Seek out products made of recycled tires or turn scrap tires into DIY projects. Have a project you made with a reused product? Let us know in the comments ♽

Have you ever wondered what happens to old tires? Approximately 1,000 million tires are discarded by each year and that number is estimated to grow to 5,000 million by 2030. Currently, 48 states have laws and regulations specifically dealing with scrap tires, many of which outlaw disposing of them in landfills. As a result, 275 million discarded tires have been stockpiled. A tire’s structure, durability, and heat retention can make these stockpiles a potential threat to our health and the environment. The shape of a tire is perfect for the collection of rainwater, creating an ideal habitat for potential disease carrying rodents and mosquitoes. Stockpiles are also at a high risk for fires which are difficult to extinguish, may burn for months, pollute the air, and contaminate soil and water. In 1983, a dump in Rhinehart, Virgina stockpiled with 7 million tires caught fire and sent a plume of smoke 50 miles long into three states. Fortunately, tires are 100% recyclable but today only 80% of are repurposed (44% used for fuel and 20% recycled). To prevent any more tires ending up in stockpiles, be sure to get your tires rotated and balanced regularly. Try to by two pairs for alternating weather conditions (like summer and winter sets). Seek out products made of recycled tires or turn scrap tires into DIY projects. Have a project you made with a reused product? Let us know in the comments ♽

Have you ever wondered what happens to old tires? Approximately 1,000 million tires are discarded by each year and that number is estimated to grow to 5,000 million by 2030. Currently, 48 states have laws and regulations specifically dealing with scrap tires, many of which outlaw disposing of them in landfills. As a result, 275 million discarded tires have been stockpiled. A tire’s structure, durability, and heat retention can make these stockpiles a potential threat to our health and the environment. The shape of a tire is perfect for the collection of rainwater, creating an ideal habitat for potential disease carrying rodents and mosquitoes. Stockpiles are also at a high risk for fires which are difficult to extinguish, may burn for months, pollute the air, and contaminate soil and water. In 1983, a dump in Rhinehart, Virgina stockpiled with 7 million tires caught fire and sent a plume of smoke 50 miles long into three states. Fortunately, tires are 100% recyclable but today only 80% of are repurposed (44% used for fuel and 20% recycled). To prevent any more tires ending up in stockpiles, be sure to get your tires rotated and balanced regularly. Try to by two pairs for alternating weather conditions (like summer and winter sets). Seek out products made of recycled tires or turn scrap tires into DIY projects. Have a project you made with a reused product? Let us know in the comments ♽

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