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Tyre Bales a Revolutionary Use for Old Car Tyres

Advantages of BSI PAS 108 : A New for a Problem Waste

Tyre bales at Pevensey

Tyre bales at Pevensey

A simple act by WRAP should revolutionise the use of tyre bales in civil engineering and , sustainably using this material where otherwise resources would be wasted in their disposal.

It will be obvious to our Wastersblog readers that the disposal of is a real headache, for the , and as motorists we are all feeling the pinch from rapidly rising costs.

Certainly, the last time I bought a new tyre, the garage added several pounds to my bill for disposing of the old one.

However, a number of have been using tyres for leachate drainage within for some years as an engineering material, and they have found that using tyres as in provides capabilities, at close to zero cost for their leachate drainage. However, manhandling individual tyres to stack them efficiently on site is a tedious, dirty, and time consuming task, and this fact alone has probably done a great deal to limit tyre use uptake. Whole and granulated tyres have been used for this purpose.

That was for whole tyres, as far as we are aware, just about the only use available in landfills.

Since WRAP published a (BSI) and has produced a Publicly Available Specification, PAS 108, in collaboration with the tyres reprocessing industry, a whole new range of uses has opened up, from baled tyres.

Almost overnight, baled tyres have become an engineering product with standard bale sizes and shapes, and most important of all, clear data.

Designers and purchasers can now use the structural and provided from the research done for the PAS, and incorporate tyre bales into designs, just like any other proprietary geo-.

In short, providing a specification for producing compact tyre bales of a consistent and verifiable quality and dimension, opens up a new and potentially huge market for waste tyres.

The method re-uses tyres, reducing the demand for the primary aggregate materials used in the past.

The PAS 108 specification can be adopted by suppliers for producing tyre bales such that potential customers will be assured that they are procuring a construction material of consistent and verifiable quality.

Furthermore, the core of this document addresses the production, handling, storage, transport and placement of standardized tyre bales, the dimensions and properties of which are standardised and described in this PAS. So go find out more at the Landfill Site Tyre Bales page here, and you will also find the contact details for one of the first suppliers.

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