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The Benefits of retreads

The economy – environment – energy balance sheet

Choose to save

Retreaded tyres are cheaper than comparable new tyres.

Price comparison reveals that retreads offer a major cost saving over new tyres. Italians who choose retreads save approximately 60,8 million euros a year (data courtesy of Airp).

Savings benefit end users as well as the whole country. Tyre retreading saves around 70% on raw materials. Italy’s average yearly savings on oil and other strategic prime materials such as synthetic rubber, carbon black, textile fibers, steel and copper amount to 25,8 million liters and 19,000 tons respectively.

Choose to save the environment

Retreads reduce waste tyre disposal.

Tyre replacement in the EU yearly translates into an estimated 225 million used tyres, in addition to millions of ELV-derived used tyres. Their impact on the environment creates a serious problem: a dumped tyre takes almost 100 years to fully deteriorate. Tyre retreading reduces waste tyre production and slows the flow of used tyres. Thanks to the retreading process, some 22,800 tons of used tyres are kept out of the environment every year. Furthermore, tyre retreading lowers CO2 emissions up to 30%.



2017 economic and environmental balance
sheet for tyre retreading in Italy
Source: Airp

 


Measure
unit


Total
amount

Used tyres kept out of the environment

Tons

22.800

Lower energy
consumption

Million liters

25,8

Lower raw
material consumption

Tons

19.000

Lower
consumer expenditure

Million Euros

60,8
Lower CO2 emissions Tons

10.070

 

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