Michelin Tires Helps Yellowstone National Park Go Green

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Recycled tires from Michelin make for a clean, flexible walkway for tourists to visit Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park. Recycled tires from Michelin make for a clean, flexible walkway for tourists to visit Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.

Tourists visiting Yellowstone National Park’s famous geyser, “Old Faithful,” will even use tires once they get out of their cars for a closer look. Old Faithful, you see, now boasts a porous, clean, flexible walkway made almost entirely of recycled Michelin tires. The “paved” surface, known as Flexi-Pave and manufactured by the company K.B. Industries (KBI), is kinder to the environment than asphalt because the permeable composite material allows for better erosion control and preservation of the natural patterns of groundwater flow. In addition, the walkway surface is highly durable and tolerant of extreme hot or cold weather, and does not leach any oil into the surrounding environment.

“The material used to create KBI’s Flexi-Pave is completely benign and therefore can be used safely with the delicate aquifers here in…

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