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EarthMatters - 59

3 Billion Tires a Year end up in Landfills - Is there Life After the Road?


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Length: 0:25:25
Uploaded: 2 Feb, 2020

Recording Date: 2 Feb, 2020
Recording Location: Burlington, ON, Canada
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Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Lawson Hunter Communications

Program Title: EarthMatters - 59
Description: In a study released recently, researchers at McMaster University In Hamilton, Ontario say they have found a method that could reduce the environmental and safety hazards related to stockpiled tires.

Michael Brook, the study’s lead author and a professor in the department of chemistry and chemical biology at McMaster says, “A tire is incredibly well made. We want to turn that tire back into something else, either make a new tire or make a new material, even if it’s not quite as high quality, but not just go from my car to a landfill, which is mostly what’s happening now.”

Brook and some of his students have found a way to dissolve the rubber used in car tires, which they say could eventually help keep what is typically a single-use item out of landfills.

Host(s): Lawson Hunter
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Michael Brook, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

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Comments: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Type: Weekly Program

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