A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF REQUIRING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO USE RETREADED TIRES

Tires, which represent only 1.5% of municipal solid waste, pose a special solid waste problem because tires are difficult to dispose of by conventional methods. A partial solution to this problem can be achieved through the reduction of tire waste. One waste reduction option suitable for this is retreading. The report reviews the topic areas pertinent to retreading including the mechanics of tire retreading, the performance of retreaded tires, improving retreadability, and the economics of retreading. Based on these topics the report evaluates the feasibility of requiring the Federal Government to use retreaded passenger tires. The report also examines the solid waste and energy benefits that would be derived by both the Federal Government and the general public through the use of retreaded passenger tires.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smithers Scientific Service, Incorporated

    Akron, OH  USA 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Solid Waste Management Programs
    Washington, DC  USA  20460
  • Authors:
    • Rains, W A
    • WILLIAMS, D E
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., EPA/530/SW-105C
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-2906
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM