Lets face it, we have to change tyres on our vehicles because they wear away. But where does the rubber go? It doesn't just disappear.
It's estimated that half a billion tons of rubber is lost into the environment from tyres on the road every year. The composition of which holds some very unfriendly chemicals. Never mind about the mountains of redundant tyres globally. Did the environmental evangelist and ex vice president Al Gore mention this from his fire and brimstone soapbox?
I doubt it! After all, you can only lecture so many people so many times, but attacking millions of drivers may have been a negative move.
There was a Tory minister once who said all eggs were infected with salmonella. It was a fowl statement and almost ruined the British Poultry industry. Boy did she get a tongue lashing from Maggie Thatcher.
Lucky for Al he wasn't part of her coop then! Having said that, she sorted out the chickens from the turkeys.
No. I'm talking about tyres: (Engineering/Automotive Engineering) a rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, especially a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tube.
Although I must say that giving this explanation tires me.
Contrary to popular belief, the Plastic Bag Fairies do not take plastic bags away. Not unless you are living in "Plastic Fairy Land".
Plastic bags live forever, and when they are not having a jolly good time wafting around the streets, or attempting to bio-degrade in some landfill, you will find mile upon mile of them clogging up the sea, beaches and reefs, and they are particularly attracted to supermarket trolleys. Which really peeves of the Trolley Fairy, and that's why their wheels never work!
Unfortunately the Plastic Bag Fairy is a rather poor one, and was thrown out of Fairyland for that very reason. Having attempted to form a relationship with the Elusive Rubber Fairy, the union failed. The Fairy King, aware that it was not a suitable match, subsequently despatched them both to Hubpages where by all accounts they have a great following.
Last I knew, our area was trucking them to a tire recycling factory about 8 hours away. They were then shredded and used for all types of sources. Unfortunately the truck trip alone cost $10k per trip and the govt dollars that were being handed out to start up recycling programs in each county were being used to fund these trips. I actually suggested that three counties get together and use the dollars to build a factory together and was shot down - no one wanted to "share" their dollars with another county. What a waste!