Monday, November 29, 2010

Use of Recycled Tires

CalRecycle Works to Promote Use of Recycled Tires

November 29th, 2010 - The Bay Area Rapid Transit District intends to incorporate "green" construction in a planned route extension by using recycled tires underneath the new rail lines. The decision is applauded by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), which has invested long hours to promote the use of tire-derived aggregate (TDA) in engineering projects.

TDA is shredded tire rubber used as a replacement for naturally mined materials such as gravel, but has numerous additional advantages. It is safe, reliable, and above all, a cost-effective option that keeps waste tires out of landfills. When used under rail tracks, TDA acts to reduce noise and vibration that can affect nearby buildings and residences.

"Not only is TDA a truly 'green' construction alternative, but it saves money and works extremely well. It makes sense to use TDA whenever possible and we're pleased it will be used in the Silicon Valley Extension Project," {read rest}

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