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Tires and Rubber

*It takes half a barrel of crude oil to produce the rubber for just one truck tire.

*Every two weeks, Americans wear almost 50 million pounds of rubber off their tires. That’s enough to make 3 1/4 million new tires from scratch.

*Producting one pound of recycled rubber versus one pound of new rubber requires only 29% of the energy.