Vulcanized Rubber Tires

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  • Can also be written as "Tyre" but more google results for Tire
  • The most common type of tire
  • Often a form of Municipal Solid Waste, and can't be recycled easily as they are a Thermoset Plastic...that has also been Vulcanized
  • Very durable
  • Waterproof if cut into sections and/or made into a sheet
  • From the wikipedia page:
    • "Tires can trap methane gases, causing them to become buoyant, or bubble to the surface. This 'bubbling' effect can damage landfill liners"
  • Can they be used as a Molecular Seive ?!?

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  • Can be sewn into products or textiles


  • Thermally probably can't work
  • Any chemical methods?

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