Re: How can such a "business practice" be acceptable ??

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Posted by Frankenbiker ( on 10:14:29 06/27/07

In Reply to: Re: How can such a "business practice" be acceptable ?? posted by Ben

: Knew the bottom of crude barrels and similar stuff to what used to go into tar & gravel roofing, but 20 barrels per tire !?! Wow!

That reference bothered me a little, and now I remember why....

From the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB):

Retreads are also environmentally friendly. Tires are basically petro-chemical products. It takes 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one new truck tire. Most of the oil is found in the casing, which is reused in the retreading process. As a result, it takes only 7 gallons of oil to produce a retread.

"Right" numbers, wrong units. Still a lot of oil.


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