Recycled Tires paving safer, sturdier roads in Israel
Israel using environmentally friendly material for roads -IBind and RuBind. What do you say is this really as 'green' as they claim it to be?
“RuBind is based on recycled rubber tires that would otherwise have littered junk piles, or would have been burned, the company, Dimona Silica Industries (DSI), said. Because of the ubiquitous presence of old tires, the production process is cheap, and because rubber handles wear and tear far better than plain asphalt, the roads paved with the compound will be longer lasting, DSI said, with fewer potholes and gaps developing due to the impact of traffic. "Each year, some 50,000 tires in Israel are disposed of, and become trash,” said DSI CEO Ronen Peled. “According to new environmental laws, you can no longer bury or burn these old tires. Now for the first time, there is a method to use these tires as part of an asphalt mix to pave roads that are safer, sturdier, and environmentally friendly, at a lower cost.”