Our environment is precious and it’s important to keep it clean. When we think of keeping our planet clean practices such as recycling and using cleaner energy usually come to mind.
In other words, you wouldn’t think a tire could actually help the environment. Yet, that’s exactly what Roadrunner Rubber’s Non-Marking Fiberglass Cushion Press-On tire does!
How? The answer is (or isn’t) baked right in!
First, a little background.
Zinc primarily infiltrates the environment in storm water runoff through:*
- Galvanized metals
- Motor oils & hydraulic fluids
- Tire dust from forklifts, trucks, and other vehicles
Our Non-Marking Fiberglass Cushion Press-on tire is 99% zinc free! That means each tire helps prevent zinc from seeping into our water supply and polluting the planet.
But don’t just take our word for it! A 2008 publication by the Washington State Department of Ecology recommends, by name, using Roadrunner Rubber tires to help reduce zinc in the environment.*
*Washington State Department of Ecology. Publication Number: 08-10-025. Suggested Practices to Reduce Zinc Concentrations in Industrial Stormwater Discharges. Pages 9, 10.