Tyres are considered to be the most critical sources of waste because of the toxic that it can produce. This problem is supposed to be handled by the consumers and the waste handlers, but Bridgestone, Japan’s largest tyre manufacturer is planning to lessen the negative impact of tyres to the environment.
Bridgestone has just unveiled their “100 percent sustainable tyre”, the tyres that are made from materials that will not deplete after consumption. The tyres can be seen in the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which will run until Oct. 14.
This tyre is made from natural rubber, plant fibers with carbon black and biomass.
“The transportation sector … has a significant impact on the environment, particularly in terms of resource consumption and CO2 emissions,” the company says in a release. “As the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturer, the Bridgestone Group is working to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society while providing a constant and reliable supply of advanced and high-quality products to meet the needs of our customers around the world.” (RJA)