Michelin announces plan for 100 percent recycled tires by 2048

Mike

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MONTREAL – Clean energy. That is the theme at Michelin’s Movin’ On mobility conference, presented May 29 through June 1 in Montreal. Keeping with the theme, Michelin announced its plan to manufacture all tires with 80 percent sustainable materials and 100 percent of all tires recycled by 2048.

Michelin’s plan will include 50 percent biosourced materials and 30 percent recycled materials within 30 years. Currently, only 26 percent of tires are made with biosourced materials and 2 percent with recycled materials. The remaining 72 percent is made up of petroleum-based materials.

According to Michelin, the recovery rate for tires worldwide is at 70 percent and the recycling rate at 50 percent. Michelin plans to reach the 80 percent sustainable materials landmark by what it calls “high technology.”

Michelin announces plan for 100 percent recycled tires by 2048
 

Rigjockey

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30 years? Try not to set that bar too high ! By that time we will be all driving hover trucks that hover and everything.
 

Sinister

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I got some scattered about my property they can have.
 

BirchBarlow

I love KW 680s
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I got some scattered about my property they can have.
Contact your county road department...

Awhile back around here Lake County was using shredded tires from the dump to help repave county roads..

I guess somehow they grind em up and mix em up with asphalt
 

BirchBarlow

I love KW 680s
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Nomad1

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MONTREAL – Clean energy. That is the theme at Michelin’s Movin’ On mobility conference, presented May 29 through June 1 in Montreal. Keeping with the theme, Michelin announced its plan to manufacture all tires with 80 percent sustainable materials and 100 percent of all tires recycled by 2048.

Michelin’s plan will include 50 percent biosourced materials and 30 percent recycled materials within 30 years. Currently, only 26 percent of tires are made with biosourced materials and 2 percent with recycled materials. The remaining 72 percent is made up of petroleum-based materials.

According to Michelin, the recovery rate for tires worldwide is at 70 percent and the recycling rate at 50 percent. Michelin plans to reach the 80 percent sustainable materials landmark by what it calls “high technology.”

Michelin announces plan for 100 percent recycled tires by 2048
I don't know about Michelin's operation. But I do know who controls the rubber market. I am currently sitting here looking at formulas for their tires. No where near 72% is from petroleum products. I might get in some trouble if I name the company but you can figure it out pretty easily. This particular tire part we are working on right now is less than 4% petroleum product.
 

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