The Fourth R: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recap

Carbon Footprint

Recapping tires greatly reduces the carbon footprint involved in the business of supplying and buying tires. Tire Recappers understands the importance of the three Rs of environmental responsibility and adds a fourth, Recap, to its commitment to sustainability.   

Reduce through tire recapping

You help save natural resources by being part of the tire retread process. When you buy recapped tires from Tire Recappers, you’re basically recycling the original casings for your tires so that new casings do not have to be created. This alone reduces the impact on the environment.

According to Wikipedia, retreading preserves about 90% of the material in spent tires and the material cost is about 20% compared to manufacturing a new one. This is good news on many fronts.

The Tire Retread Information Bureau states that it takes approximately 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one new truck tire, but only about seven gallons to produce a tread for a retreading application. Again, a noteworthy difference when one considers natural resources.

Reuse with retread tires

Whether you need to buy tires just for yourself or for a fleet of trucks, there is an economical and environmentally sound way to do so. Buying retread/recap tires makes sense across the board. Recapped tires maintain the safety of the originals while being remolded into a tire that is as good as new. In addition, you save money on one of the most expensive purchases for your car or truck.

Tire Recappers is a big proponent of reusing materials whenever possible. Original casings are reused when in good condition and recycled rubber is reused to make new treads.   

Recycle rubber 

Recycled rubber helps the environment. Say rubber is worn down and the tread no longer good. This rubber can be recycled into a variety of products such as the squishy material underfoot on children’s playgrounds. And because a retread tire uses 70% less rubber, less is needed for the same performance.

Recycling has more than one positive outcome. The landfills will not fill up as fast if we prevent our original tires from ending up there. And if tires can’t be used for retread purposes, recycle them in these 7 ways.

Recap Tires

Specializing in the Four Rs, Tire Recappers in Nashville offers a top notch retreading process which ensures a safe, reliable product. Recapping is done with a new tread to form a tire that performs like new. The fact that we can follow these environmental principles every step of the way lends credence to all that we do. If you want to learn more, call us toll free at 855-507-3227 or 615-832-0887 to learn more.