3 ways to reuse the 300 million tires that are tossed annually
Thanks to the U.S.' love affair with the automobile, Americans go through a lot of tires. Various estimates show that around 290 million tires are thrown away each year in this country. Although most of these old tires are reused, recycled or end up in a stockpile somewhere, almost one quarter of them end up in landfills each year — taking up precious space while leaching toxic chemicals into the environment during the 50 to 80 years it takes a tire to break down. Besides crafty Pinterest projects, there are a number of things that Americans as a whole can do with them.
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