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The entire process of manufacturing tyres always poses a major environmental concern. From natural rubber, synthetic rubber, wire, fabric to carbon black, producing brand new tyres is costly both economically and environmentally.

However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as key sector leaders tackle the problem head-on by taking effective steps to minimize resource usage, enhance re-usage and recycling efforts and employ 100% sustainable production units.

According to fresh data from the EPA, the tyre industry has been producing about 290 million scrap tyres annually since 2003, with rapid increase in the number each year. Obviously, these waste products have a severe negative effect on the quality of air, soil and water.  

In recent years, the global demand for car and light commercial motor vehicles has steadily grown, surpassing the 1.6 billion units in 2018 and increased at a constant rate of 4.4 per cent since 2013, according to the latest data from Statista.  

While this may be exciting news for vehicle manufacturers, the danger here is that tyre manufacturing involves the depletion and overuse of crucial natural resources—a worsening problem in the wake of increased uptake of cars. 

In 2015, the total market value of the tyre industry in the United States was about $40 billion and is expected to shoot to $60 billion by the end of this year. This staggering growth raises concerns that natural rubber deposits could be depleted faster than they are replenished. This problem is further compounded by the heightened negative ecological impact of tyre production.

The bright side of this present environmental challenge along with the issue of global warming is that more and more leaders in the tyre manufacturing sector are taking important steps to cut their ecological footprint through efficient usage of the available natural resources, lasting technologies and implementing supply chains that are more sustainable.

To ensure a healthy environment for future and current generations, tyre manufacturing companies are making deliberate efforts to mitigate the carbon footprint produced by tyres. Tyre retreating is one of those steps forward to ensure greater sustainability.  

Today, more and more tyre producing companies, commercial fleet owners and major airlines are working hard to lessen environmental impact by producing and using retreads across all their fleets.  

Reuse, Recycle, Retread 

3G Tyres is a leading Johannesburg tyre retread and repair company with 12 years of experience working in the retreading and casing management service. 

For 3G Tyres, sustainability is all about ingenuity and responsibility—two strong pillars in our business, and we deliver high quality retreads that spell safety, affordability and ecological friendly.

Over the years, we have acknowledged the positive contribution we can make by mere adoption of sustainable practices within our operations. We are environmentally sensitive and have implemented various initiatives in our plants to ensure reduced carbon footprint. 

Our retreads not only offer economical value, but also make real environmental sense, enabling our customers to get safe and ecologically friendly products. 

Why Retread With 3G Tyres?

Most definitely, retreading is a sustainable process and product that reduces ecological footprint. The positive statistics that support tyre retreading speak for us. 

Apparently, a retreaded tyre saves 80% of the total manufacturing materials required to produce a new tyre, and this significantly reduces the negative impact on the environment. This means, 3G Tyres saves 68 litres of oil and 44 kg of rubber on each and every casing retreaded.  

Furthermore, retreading reduces scrap, incineration and export of worn-out tyres which overtime can prevent over 160,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. 

With retreading, there’s no wasted resource as you will be using 80% of a worn out tyre, preventing a whole 182kg of CO2 from being released into the air. 

Retreaded tyres feature the highest post-consumer content of all products that are recycled. Hence retreading with 3G Tyres will significantly reduces the amount of tyres ending up in landfills as scrap.