Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

Tyres Galore

by Emanuele Bompan

Milan-New York, there and back: this is the distance that – if placed in a row – the tyres recovered each year by Ecopneus would cover. 59% is transformed in new materials used in flooring for football fields and gyms or in road infrastructure and street furniture. But also for buildings, as shown by the redevelopment of the former ENAOLI’s church in Rispescia. 

 

From a screeching noise to the muffled silence in a church. That of recycled tyres is a crucial parable, in the latest project by Ecopneus, a non profit company for ELTs (End-of-life tyres), made of six main tyre producers operating in Italy – Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear Dunlop, Marangoni, Michelin and Pirelli – that over time have been joined by an additional 55...

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