There are ten million vehicle tires to be discarded in Georgia annually, about more than 27,000 tires wasted each day of per week. What to dispose of them, how to prevent more than a million of them from being illegally dumped are beoming serious questions that have frustrated the tire industry, environmentalists, and state and local governments for many years.
At present, scientists and engineers have developed two programs that will put tens - maybe hundreds of thousands of these waste tyres, as well as those ubiquitous truck tire "gators" that haunt our highways, to utilize.
In the meanwhile, state taxpayers money will be saved.
The first one is to convert waste tires into an actual component of the pavement. Another one is to recycle scrap tire into energy. Of cource, Whether recycling tires into energy (i.e. crude oil, carbon black, wire) or material paved in the road, all can save resources and create jobs.