Aluminum recycling rates are at an average of about 66%, while PET plastic recycling comes in at a disappointing rate of only about 35%.
Tire recycling has been perfected, in a sense, and ends up serving many purposes. Most of us are aware that material from recycled tires can be chopped up to create a soft landing at a playground, but did you know that over 100 uses are available for recycled tire material? Some of them are listed below:
- Highly-durable, rubber-encased railroad ties
- Rubberized asphalt
- Eco-friendly, low maintenance decks for homes
- Running tracks and basketball courts
- Sound barrier walls to soften highway sounds for neighborhoods