The Environmental Benefits of Retreading


For many years the global retreading industry has promoted the environmental benefits of retreading to both governments and fleet owners alike.

Retreading Process Generates 70 Per Cent Less Emission

Today, however, the talk is all about the overall sustainability of the retreading industry rather than just a simple focus on the industry’s green credentials, an argument which is supported by the major global tyre manufacturers as well as independent retreaders.

So, what are the environmental and sustainability arguments currently being put forward by the retreading industry?

Put simply, the act of introducing a tyre policy that includes retreading means making an environmentally sustainable choice. Industry figures show that a new tyre requires 83 litres of oil to manufacture it, whereas 26 litres are enough to retread the same tyre. In addition, the retreading process generates 70 percent less emissions than the production of a new tyre.

In addition, according to tread rubber manufacturer Marangoni, it takes 100 years for a tyre to degrade. Through retreading, it is possible to extend the life of tyres and therefore considerably reduce their rate of disposal. This, says Marangoni, means that each year 4.55 million tonnes of tyres are not entered into the environment due to the retreading industry, whilst 3.90 billion litres of oil and other derivatives are saved……

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