Retreads Are Green

The synthetic rubber components in the new tyre contain petroleum oil. Therefore, retreading is highly environmentally friendly and should be considered as the best practical environmental option for tyre recycling. 

Unlike other forms of tyre recycling or disposal, retreading does not simply defer the eventual disposal of the tyre, but actively contributes towards reducing the amount of tyres being used and hence saving valuable natural resources. 

Every retread produced means one less new tyre, thereby minimising the number of new tyres produced annually, extending the life of the original product and saving substantially on resources such as oil ( a passenger retread requires 20 litres less oil than a new tyre. For a truck tyre this figure is 68 litres). The result is less tyres to be disposed of annually. At the end of their first, second or even third life retreaded tyres can be used as raw material for other forms of 'deferred disposal'. This is consistent with the Government's sustainable development policy. 

Be a friend to your tyres. Whether they are new or retreaded, maintain the correct inflation pressure. In this way, you will make sure they are well maintained and will be retreadable when the thread is worn off, and you will save fuel in the bargain.