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Main Title Study of the Feasibility of Requiring the Federal Government to Use Retreaded Tires.
Author Rains, William A. ; Williams., David E. ;
CORP Author Smithers Scientific Service, Inc., Akron, Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-68-01-2906; EPA/530/SW-105c;
Stock Number PB-243 028
Additional Subjects Tires ; Reconditioning ; Solid waste disposal ; Tire treads ; National government ; Feasibility ; Tire wear ; Passenger vehicles ; Failure ; Performance evaluation ; Cost analysis ; Tire retreading ; Retreaded tires
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-243 028 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 128p
Tires, which represent only 1.5% of municipal solid waste, pose a special solid waste problem because tires are difficult to dispose of by conventional methods. A partial solution to this problem can be achieved through the reduction of tire waste. One waste reduction option suitable for this is retreading. The report reviews the topic areas pertinent to retreading including the mechanics of tire retreading, the performance of retreaded tires, improving retreadability, and the economics of retreading. Based on these topics the report evaluates the feasibility of requiring the Federal Government to use retreaded passenger tires. The report also examines the solid waste and energy benefits that would be derived by both the Federal Government and the general public through the use of retreaded passenger tires.