We’re living in a world of cars and drivers and tires are maybe one of the most inconspicuous things that are actually everywhere around us.
Taking into account an average of three cars per family and each car goes through two sets of tires per year (winter and summer), then 24 tires are used in three years. That’s right – two dozen tires are worn out! And the old ones go to waste, most of the time.
It is estimated that approximately 290 million old tires are disposed of every year and almost 20% of them (55 million used tires, give or take) are illegally dumped in landfills, on someone else’s private property or just thrown away on roadsides.