Comments on: Burning tires is most definitely renewable Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: eco-marc Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:43:08 +0000 It’s unbelievable how Rich Trzupek who is a chemist and principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental believes burning tires is a source of renewable energy – what are you smoking?

That would be like saying municipal solid waste is renewable – no its not – its manmade! Nature doesn’t produce waste?

You should be ashamed of yourself – your either a lobbyist for the tire burning plants of your simply just environmentally ignorant. I suggest you go back to school – its people like you that keep the public misinformed.

The truth is, over 25 litres of crude oil and other petroleum based products go into the construction on 1 single passenger car tire. Never mind the oil supply chain that powered the factories that make the tires in the first place and the oil fuelled logistics supply chain that carries the tires to market so that we can buy them and put them on our cars which by the way are a product of the same petroleum supply chain and funnily enough run on petroleum – one big comfy cosy oil club – a top to bottom oil supply chain based on using more and more with no regard of the real cost of their products on the environment.

Now if we look at your stupid point of acknowledging the fact that, yes real rubber does comes from trees, and therefore it only make sense to place burning tires into the renewable energy category as you would pine tree’s – funny the last time I looked on the world commodity exchange I didn’t see pine trees on there? Nor did I hear state the facts that nowadays less than 10% of a today’s tires contains real rubber – rubber has been replaced with synthetics.

However any human with have an ounce of brain power understands that it makes far more sense to remanufacture or retread a tire when 75% of its energy and resource costs are accounted for in the construction and production of the tire casing. Therefore all tires should be 1st reused; ie as in put back on the road as a car tire and the ones cannot due to defective casings, etc should be recycled back into re-useable commodities thereby reducing resource cost and CO2 footprints verses digging up new resources on a open cycle vs closed loop.

Turning tires into garden mulch, play grounds for kids and rubber mats is not recycling, this is called downcycling – making useless products that require environmental subsidies for their manufacture and are of limited value – call these products for what they are – mini land fill materials!

You are plain and simply delusional and out of touch with reality to say burning tires is the right way to recycling them – do yourself a favour and retire, you’ve long since miss the supply chain memo.

By: hedagi Fri, 09 Apr 2010 21:21:44 +0000 I agree with a third of Mr. Trzupek defense of the ‘renewability’ of tyres: the natural rubber component is the most renewable of the three. The renewability of the other two components, which are derived from petroleum products, is argued for on the basis of some clever sophistry on the ‘biomass-ity’ of landfill contents. I beg to differ 2/3 of with Mr. Trzupek’s arguments, but I’ve enjoyed his piece.

By: jwakeman Fri, 09 Apr 2010 18:42:20 +0000 Your crazy.