This chart displays results of tire recycling over the last three years. In 2020/21 there was a 7% increase over the previous year. While sales were down due to limited travel during COVID-19, recyclers processed scrap tires held in inventory from previous years.
Chart notes: Passenger and light truck – PLTT; Medium truck tires – MTT; Specialty, Industrial and ‘Other’ tires – SIO. Recovery rate measures the amount processed as a percent of the amount purchased.
This chart breaks out the amount of tires processed by type for the past three years. Tires vary in size and weight, therefore a standardized unit is applied to present the results, using a passenger-tire-equivalent (PTE) of one PTE equalling 10 kgs. There is 100 PTEs in one tonne of tires.
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Playground surfaces, various molded products, synthetic turf and athletic tracks.
ARMA oversees end-of-life processing of tires, electronics, paint and used oil materials on behalf of the province. Since 1992, ARMA has worked with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to shape recycling policy, create a value-added processing system, minimize waste entering landfills and to act as collective stewards of Alberta’s environment.
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