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Latest Data Shows 81.4% of Scrap Tires Produced are Re-Used

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81.4% of Scrap Tires Produced are Re-Used

Bethlehem, PA-based suppliers of commercial truck tires, STTC has recently highlighted a study showing that 81.4% of scrap tires produced are now being reused. The study, by USTMA (U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association) shows that over 81% of the scrap tires in the U.S. now have a useful end-of-life role in asphalt, rubberized playgrounds , and tire-derived fuel, as well as other products.

Across the U.S. marketplace, the commitment to the re-use of the materials in scrap tires has helped communities across the country cut down on the number of scrap tires in dumps and junkyards. The USTMA study showed that the number of stockpiled scrap tires dropped by 94 percent to about 60 million in 2017, from about 1 billion in 1991.

The commitment to this environmental cause has helped minimize the impact that scrap tires are having on local wildlife and natural greenspaces across the country. The reason for the rise in scrap tire use is attributed to policies such as the collection of fees for new tires to assist in scrap tire management. In addition, innovation across the construction industries has seen rubber become a critical product for a wide range of applications.

To learn more about the latest data within the scrap tire marketplace, you can now contact the trusted team at STTC directly. Their team has decades of experience in the industry and offers the market’s leading tire retreading services. To discover more, call their team today at 610-954-8473 or visit their business website at

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