The United States produces more than 40 million tire waste a year, which means vast waste and pollution that begins to outweigh humans. How about instead of forgetting all these tires and let them gradually degrade in infinite landfills causing creation of insects, rodents and being a danger to society if they accidentally burn in the open air; we begin to use them in something productive for society, to find something productive to do with them, so they continue to be useful and avoid wastage of materials.
A couple of decades ago efforts were intensified to investigate the uses that the tires can have in the daily life of the people. Thus, we have discovered that they can be useful for landscaping, derived fuel, for the creation of roads, sports fields and even speed bumps. However, research continues to discover more and more uses such as tire derived aggregate (TDA).
The tire derived aggregate is used in civil engineering applications, for filling the ground in constructions, or to get points for the leed certification. This type of recycled tire becomes a lightweight and highly permeable aggregate. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) works hand in hand with the state and local governments to complete various projects. One of the most notable projects was the use of the tire derived aggregate in the expansion of light rail systems in Bay Area Rapid Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency in Southern California. And this is just the beginning.
Civil engineering application
The tire derived aggregate can be used in civil engineering projects where it is widely used in road construction. It also serves as a filling material for retaining walls.
Filling the ground in constructions
In this aspect, geotechnical engineering has great relevance since this type of engineers studies the mechanical and hydraulic properties of the materials on which to build. Engineers should investigate the soil and rocks to determine their properties to know the materials that should be used for the construction of buildings, bridges, barriers, among others. Sometimes the aggregate serves as a filling so that the ground is still, even and they can be able to build and avoid biological risks.
Leadership certification in energy and environmental design is internationally recognized and used to certify sustainable buildings. Having this certification brings multiple benefits such as increased asset value, energy savings and resources, reduction of operating costs and waste, have access to tax incentives. In addition, they help the environment in creating spaces with better conditions for productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This certification was created in the year 2000 and evaluates the buildings to verify that they are sustainable buildings and normally applies for constructors and the Government. To obtain the certification, some guidelines must be followed and they have diverse types of certifications according to the points obtained (40 to 49 points); silver (50 to 59 points); gold (60 to 79 points); platinum (80+ points).The use of recycled tires in the constructions has thousands of positive aspects and the LEED certification serves as an economic incentive.
Pollution is one of the greatest problems of mankind, each day they are more CO2 emissions that are caused by burning fossil fuels; the consumption of these fuels is making the materials that serve to create energy become more expensive every day; we are on the edge of an energy crisis so we need to create a change in society and use waste as energy and thus reduce our carbon footprint, save costs and avoid further pollution to our environment.
Previously, building a structure it was only about aesthetics of the project, as well as the economic aspect and functionality. However, few people are concerned about its impact on the environment but this has begun to change. CO2 emissions have forced us to change our way of thinking, before it was thought that the resources were endless, without giving more relevance to the negative impact we were causing in nature. Day by day more and more people are concerned about the environment and not only concerned but are willing to make changes in society.
Every day the technology improves and with it the buildings that have better designs that are improved to care about their environmental impact, resulting in the creation of an energy stability, saving energy consumption and building materials through efficiency and recycling; and thus begin to create sustainable buildings to live. This will represent a break for the environment and we can slow the rate of destruction of our planet.
Some of the benefits of recycling tires are that it saves spaces in landfills, prevents the spread of diseases. In addition, it helps to reduce the number of toxic emissions in the environment, reduces the number of tires thrown on landfills and prevents them from being burned outdoors. When they are burned the emissions can cause cancer, malformations, diabetes, lung problems, among others diseases. This is why Globarket was founded, we are a company committed to the environment and we want to have a positive impact on society. We help to recycle one of the biggest pollutants on our planet that are the tires.
We have several types of products made from recycled tires such as tire derived aggregate, tire derived fuel, granulate, rubber mulch, buffings, infill material, among others. We invite you to browse our page, know our diverse products and together achieve positive changes on our planet. Contact us, we will be very happy to help you.