TNU’s latest “Did You Know That Campaign?” tells us that ecological rugby balls are made by recycling used tyres
TNU explains to the uninitiated the way tyres are recycled and then discusses one of its latest developments.
One of the latest uses created for the rubber powder from the ELT, and which add to as long list of innovations, is its use in the manufacture of ecological rugby balls. The sports brand Rhino has launched a new generation of rugby balls on the market whose manufacture is made from 80 per cent recycled tyre rubber and 20 per cent natural rubber.
TNU advises that with the rubber recovered from an end-of-life tyre, 21 of these 360-gram rugby balls can be manufactured, saving the environment 32.85 kg of CO2 emissions, 10.50 litres of oil and 878 litres of water.
Taking into account the current climate and energy crisis and the scarcity of raw materials, the reuse of end-of-life tyre components is key to moving towards a sustainable future.