Haven’t you sometimes wondered what happens to all those old tires you throw out? Unfortunately, the answer is often, “not much.” As many as 275 million of them wind up stockpiled at any given time. But if those of us at Bridjit had our way, they would all be reborn as Bridjit ramps!
At Bridjit, it’s always Earth Day. We don’t feel we should be environmentally conscious one day in April; rather, it’s a year-round commitment. Every Bridjit rubber curb ramp set represents 12 passenger tires that have been productively recycled. Says Bridjit Ramp’s founder/president John Curry, “Bridjit is proud to help reduce this environmental problem and lead our country’s sustainability efforts.”
- A tire recycling operation reduces scrap tires to small chips, removing all the fiber and wire.
- The chips are ground into a fine powder known as crumb rubber.
- This rubber is used to make products from fitness mats, to playground flooring, to Bridjit ramps.