Environmental Impact

The Environmental Advantages of a Carefree Tire

Rubber tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste. Approximately one rubber tire is discarded per person per year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported 290 million scrap rubber tires were generated in 2003.

Due to its micro-cellular foam structure, Carefree Tire maintains its original characteristics after flexing under load and leads the industry in reduced rolling resistance. When a rubber tire has any loss of air pressure, the rolling resistance is increased leading to more energy consumption, increased tire temperature, and premature tire wear, thus ending the life of the tire. Since Carefree Tire performs like a pneumatic tire that is properly filled with air, reduces rolling resistance, and increases tire life by as much as 10 times, less tires are disposed of annually, significantly reducing landfill waste.

* At least four chemicals used in rubber are known carcinogens, including 1,3-butadiene, chloroprene, sulfuric acid and benzene, according to the Report on Carcinogens, 9th Edition.

Carefree Tire products are made of polyurethane foam, which has little tendency to break down, leach, or burn. Finished polyurethane is devoid of carcinogens. Unlike rubber, polyurethane is ozone and ultraviolet light-resistant. Also unlike rubber tires, polyurethane tires can be disposed of in municipal landfills with no adverse impact. With Carefree tires lasting up to 10 times longer than pneumatic tires, we could reduce landfill waste dramatically when used in place of pneumatic air filled tires.

Rolling resistance affects the environment throughout a tire’s useful life. When a rubber tire has any loss of air pressure, the rolling resistance is increased, more energy is used, tire temperature increases, and the tire wears prematurely, thus ending the life of the tire. Carefree tires are truly “FLAT PROOF!” The micro-cellular foam structure of a Carefree Tire allows it to ALWAYS perform like a pneumatic tire that is properly filled with air, reducing the rolling resistance and increasing tire life by as much as 10 times.

Carefree Tire: Extend Tire Life and Eliminate Flats!