Recycling Tires Means Cleaner Business In Boulder

Recycling Tires Means Cleaner Business In Boulder


HE WENT FOR A BOAT RIDE BUT NEVER RETURNED. THEY ARE GOING TO RESUME THE SEARCH TOMORROW. S REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. IT’S AN OLD SLOGAN, BUT ONE A BOULDER COMPANY IS REALLY TAKING TO HEART, AND THEY HAVE THEIR SIGHTS SET ON OLD TIRES, WHICH HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN TOUGH TO RECYCLE. Reporter: COLORADO HAS THE WORLD’S LARGEST MONO FILL OF TIRES. THE GOOD NEWS THERE IS A LOT OF THOSE ARE DESTINED FOR RECYCLING, BUT COLORADO RANKS SECOND IN THE NATION FOR JUST PUTTING TIRES STRAIGHT INTO A LANDFILL, BUT WE MET A COMPANY IN BOULDER LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT . WE MET TONY, WHERE A SMALL PILE OF TIRES IS WAITING TO BE RECYCLED. IT HAS CARBON BLACK AND PETROLEUM, AND WE HAVE DEVELOPED A PROCESS TO EXTRACT ALL OF THAT BACK OUT. Reporter: THEY ARE HOPING TO RECYCLE 3 MILLION TIRES THIS YEAR. WE TAKE THIS TIRE AND SHRED IT UP, RIP ALL OF THE METAL OUT THAT WE CAN. THAT GOES INTO THE MACHINE. WE HEAT THAT UP AT ABOUT 1,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, AND THEN WE REUSE 99% OF THE TIRE. THIS IS WHAT BOULDER BLACK LOOKS LIKE. IT’S LITTLE PELLETS THAT DISPERSE AND MAKE THINGS BLACK AND REINFORCE IN RUBBER PRODUCTS. Reporter: IT’S IN DOZENS OF PLASTICS AND RUBBER PRODUCTS YOU CAN GET RIGHT NOW. IT’S ALL IN BOULDER BLACK. Reporter: A CLEANER, ENERGY POSITIVE WAY TO RECYCLE TIRES. THIS IS A 100% RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCT. Reporter: EXPANSE ON THE HORIZON. WE HOPE TO BUILD MANY PLANTS. Reporter: THEY JUST GOT A

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