Is Retreading Green?
Yes, retreading is very environmentally friendly.
Oil – Retreading conserves oil. The synthetic rubber components in a new passenger tire contain
seven to eight gallons of oil. Retreading the same tires uses only two to three gallons of oil! The manufacture of a new medium truck tire requires approximately 22 gallons of oil, but it takes only seven gallons to retread. Every year in North America, the use of retreads saves hundreds of millions of gallons of oil.
Landfill - Millions of tires that would end up in tire piles or in landfill continue their useful lives for thousands of more miles.