Why buy recycled?
Making Scrap Rubber New Again
Why are we committed to using recycled rubber and plastics as the building blocks of all our products?
For recycling to succeed in America, we need to do more than put bottles and cans in a bin at the curb. Manufacturers need to look for innovative ways to give new life to existing materials, and consumers need to make purchasing choices that create markets for products made out of recycled materials.
The facts about Scrap Tire rubber
Each year, 1 scrap tire is generated for every person in the U.S.
It takes 7 gallons of crude oil to produce each car tire.
It took nearly 4 billion gallons of crude oil to produce tires for every car on the road today.
In 2003, there were at least 275 million scrap tires sitting in U.S. dumps and stockpiles.
The good news
Around 45% of scrap tires are used to generate fuel.
Around 20% are recycled or used in civil engineering projects.
There is a market for around 80% of scrap tires.
RubberForm is proud to be part of the solution to our fossil fuel and waste crises.
All our products are made from recycled materials, including crumb rubber, scrap tires, and post-consumer plastics.
REASONS TO BUY AMERICAN-MADE RECYCLED PRODUCTS
CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES
Recycled products help ensure every resource is used to its maximum potential.
REDUCE WASTE AND POLLUTION
Virgin material manufacturing creates a lot of waste – waste that goes into landfills, water supplies, and the air. Recycled material manufacturing creates far less waste.
It takes 95% less energy to manufacture an aluminum can from recycled materials than virgin materials.
Recycled products help ensure every resource is used to its maximum potential.The Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Washington, D.C. estimates that 9 jobs are created for every 15,000 tons of solid waste recycled into a new product, and 7 jobs for the same amount of yard trimmings composted. By contrast, only 2 jobs are created for every 15,000 tons incinerated, and just 1 job for every 15,000 tons sent to landfills.
BUILD ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC
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DONATE SCRAP TIRES
While we do not accept scrap tires, Recycle Locator by Earth911 is a great resource for finding a company near you that will properly dispose of your old tires! Or contact your local municipality for information!
AN ECO-INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
Eco-industrial manufacturers don’t settle for basic compliance and efficiency requirements. We enact environmental considerations into every aspect of our operations.
As an eco-industrial company, our goal is simple – to make industrial manufacturing processes cleaner and more sustainable (without sacrificing quality). The waste of one manufacturer become the raw materials for another, mimicking the way nature deals with waste. This cuts down on natural resource consumption, energy use, pollution and waste.
RubberForm urges you to consider purchasing products made by eco-industrial companies and from recycled materials as often as possible.