What happens to old used tyres that are no longer used on vehicles? This question is answered by the NEW LIFE initiative in its new film. It clearly shows how the old tyres are processed and what products are made from the old tyres recycling. It also explains whether these new products can have an impact on health when used.
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NEW LIFE is an initiative of various companies that recycle secondary raw materials from ELT (End-of-Life-Tyres) including used tyres or manufacture high-quality new products from these recycled used tyres and ELT materials. Because old used tires are a valuable raw material with great potential for the economy and the environment.
The components of disused tires that are no longer suitable for use on the road and are neither retreaded nor exported can be recycled and processed into rubber granulate or rubber powder. A wide variety of high-quality and durable products can be made from these secondary raw materials (old used tyres) – from cladding and wall systems to anti-slip mats, load securing and floor coverings for games, sports and construction to lamps and vases. The possibilities and industries for which recycled material from used tires can be used are almost limitless.
With rubber recycling, old used tyres are returned to the material cycle. Recycling of used tires makes a significant contribution to a functioning circular economy – a closed system in which products made from sustainable materials are used for a long time and then reused, so that the waste generated is as little as possible.