Ask DJ Lyons: Recycled Tire Rubber at Tallulah Gorge State Park in GA

A wonderful feature of Tallulah Gorge State Park

As I was driving the long way home from a storytelling performance, I visited Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls, Georgia.

After checking out the visitor center, I started on my way to walk on their paved path to get to the first of several of their large waterfalls.

I was absolutely delighted when I saw the sign that you will see in the photo below. It states:

"This walking surface system is manufactured from recycled Tire Rubber and is equivalent to removing 600 tires from the waste system."

"Provided by your Georgia State Parks Department."

"Manufactured by Rubber Wholesaler, Ranger, GA, 706-334-2331."

I took picture of the path as well so you could see what they are talking about. 

Recycled Tire Rubber Sign and Pathway at Tallulah Gorge State Park

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As I walked on this path ...

As I walked on this path, I noticed that it was kind of bouncy. It definitely felt like walking on a firm cushion. I can imagine that this would be a lot easier on the knees should you use a path like this for jogging.

They still had some dirt paths in the park. I suppose it is a work-in-progress as they get funding to continue this effort.

I was hugely impressed as recycling and protecting our Mother Earth has been one of my strongest priorities for several years.

When I returned home and told my husband and my parents about this feature, they both indicated that they already knew about other places that did this as well.

Hmmmm! Where have I been that I had not heard of this? I know. I have been spending hours sitting in front of my computer writing stories and articles. I guess I need to get out more.

Have you ever heard of this feature? If so, please share in the comment section below where they also use recycled tires?

Tire Recycling Company: West Coast Rubber

20 Tires in 3 Minutes

Products made from recycled tires

Extra Large Recycled Rubber Tire Flap Purse, Messenger or Computer Bag
Extra Large Recycled Rubber Tire Flap Purse, Messenger or Computer Bag

Reviews from owners: I love the fact that it didn't take very long for me to get the bag, only a few days. It's really awesome, it's simple and wearable. No one even realizes that it's made of the recycled tire flaps until I tell them and they really look at it. It's just the right size for all my college books. And it's eco-friendly which is really important now a days. I wish the strap was just a bit longer though. But all in all I absolutely love it. Kudos.

Review #2: My sister, who is environmentally conscious, wanted a bag for work/school. This is an excellent bag. It looks better than leather, feels more sturdier, and is waterproof. She absolutely loves it, and she loves peoples reaction when they find out it's made out of used tires!

Now I want one!

 
Tire Link Mat 18 1/2" X 28"
Tire Link Mat 18 1/2" X 28"

Made from recycled tires

Slip resistant mat best for any season

Helps rid dirt and debris from shoes

Easy to clean with water

Never fades

 

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub Debbie, I learnt so much from reading and watching the video clips.

One of the things about HP is the huge variety of topics that I can read and learn from.

Thank you for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Thanks so much, Eiddwen!

Do they do much recycling in Wales? If so, that would be an interesting hub to read.

Have a wonderful day! Best wishes,

Debbie

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