Like every other industrial waste old tires are a real pain in the neck. You can’t really do anything with them. Sure you can build swings for kids, make modern art sculptures and use them in a thousand innovative ways limited only by your imagination and budget. But in this day and age having a cake and eating it too sometimes fall like manna from the heavens, and there are ways in which you can put your old automobile tiers to some use and make a little profit out of them. Instead of burning them and damaging the environment, creating a fierce stench, a lot of soot and a great deal of unpopularity you can recycle your tired tires and get some money for value from the scrap dealer. It is a private enterprise for profit, but the rubber machine is a strange device that acts as a public service in the guise of a private profit.


When your car tires are smoothed out and are a hazard for driving in the road, you can dispose them scientifically. Firstly the scrap dealer will remove the steel matrix that forms the backbone of the tire, then subject it to reaction by chemical agents and heat and grind it into a powder that when heated forms a semi- solid, semi-liquid substance that can be used for a variety of purposes.


The rubber machine that turns the tires into sludge is then taken to the designated place, where it is poured onto a level bit of ground and smoothed over, allowed to set overnight. These surfaces thus created are great for professional and amateur sports activities, much better than the Astroturf and considerably cheaper. It can also be used in tandem with plastics or rubber to create a strong compound that is employed everywhere from the making of toothbrushes and the soft but firm grips if other instruments. The durability of such surfaces is incredible and the wear and tear seems to have very little effect on them.


The benefits for this sort of work are manifold. You will be actively participating in curbing air pollution by not burning the rubber. You will be acting towards to sustainable development of scarce natural resources as you will decrease the need for vulcanizing rubber in rubber machines and instead work with devulcanized rubber products that have been recycled. In the course if this activity you get to sell the tires to the recycling factory and earn some money from it. It’s a win-win situation that should not be allowed to slip by unnoticed and neglected.


Doing good and making good – sounds too good to be true, but it is a fact. Even if the scrap yard dealer doesn’t give you a fair price you will have the consolation of having done a thing of great benefit for the future generations of your children and grandchildren, recycling tires is not just an opportunity, it is a necessity, a duty and an inevitability.