Facts & Figures
The 27 countries of the EU had to dispose of 3.4 million tonnes of tyres in 2007 alone, according to the Tyre and Rubber Manufacturer’s Association. Only 38% of those were recycled while 32% were used as fuel – substituting one problem for another in the form of emissions.
The main goal is to implement an eco-friendly and profitable process to use recycled tyres as a raw material for obtaining high quality urban furniture products.
According to the characteristics of elasticity of used tyres, employing them to fabricate urban furniture will mean an improvement in the urban comfort and safety. As a result, a new market for the crumb recycled rubber will emerge to use it as a raw material for high-valued products.
This project is sponsored by:
Contract number: ECO/08/239112/SI2.535300