Here is an impressive environmental success story that took place in the United States. According to Mother Nature Network, up to 90 percent of the two to three billion tires dumped in the USA have been recycled over the past few decades.
To MNN : ” In 2011, 197 million scrap tires were recycled or repurposed, a number that’s growing. The biggest category is tire-derived fuel, (…) but more than 500,000 tons (26.2 percent) became ground rubber and playground walkways “
In the full article there is a link to a great story from Maryland, where 1.2 million old tires were dumped in a wetland. After having them removed, Nature got back to its original state.
Here is this inspiring video :
Please have a look at the full article for more details.
This is quite a huge success story, one that should push the United States of America to dare for more on climate, the oceans and so many others topics. Time to roll up your sleeves America !