The disposal of old vehicle tyre is a common problem to many countries. If buried,?
CU's Tyres (5 shots)
CU Shredded tyres
CU Tyre tile - in grass green colour used for artificial grass
CU Dye emptied into mixing machine
MS Wheelbarrow with green dyed rubber shreds
CU Shreds being packed flat
SV Multi coloured squares made up of shredded rubber in children's play area
MS Children on swings
CU Children on round-about PULL BACK to GV Ditto.
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Background: The disposal of old vehicle tyre is a common problem to many countries. If buried, they take up an enormous amount of room. burned, they smell offensive and pollute the atmosphere. But now, in the United States -- which probably has a greater number of vehicles than any other country -- old tyres have been put to some use. One tyre manufacturing company has produced an artificial turf from old tyre rubber, thus not only creating a new product but effectively solving the disposal problem. The turf, experimental layers of which have been placed on children's playgrounds, is handled like concrete. A dry rubber-powder made from old shredded tyres is mixed with water and colour-dye, and the paste is poured like concrete to harden in twelve hours. This film shows what it's all about.
SYNOPSIS: The disposal of old car tyres can be a major problem -- especially in the United States, which probably has a greater number of vehicles than ny other country. If burned, the tyres smell offensive and pollute the air. If buried, they can take up large areas of land--last year, for example, about 124 million old tyres were discarded throughout the country.
But now a useful purpose for old tyres has been found by a leading U.S. tyre manufacturer. The company has produced an artificial turf from shredded tyre-rubber--and the turf, which handles like concrete, has been experimentally laid on children's playgrounds. The idea is simple--shredded rubber is mixed with water and colour-dye, and the thick mixture is poured like wet concrete. It hardens in about twelve hours to produce a springy, fungus-proof surface.
The turf, when in commercial production, is expected to be cheaper than present artificial turfs. Other possible applications--on the sides of motor highways where ordinary grass cannot grow. Meanwhile, not only has the company produced a useful product--it has also solved a major environmental problem.