Liberty Tire Recycling and Performance Bicycle Sponsor 'Bike Tube Blow-Out' Event to Encourage Cyclists to Recycle
- Industry Leaders Believe Inner Tubes Account for a Large Amount of Rubber Waste -
PITTSBURGH, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire
Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the United
States, has formed a partnership with Performance Bicycle to encourage
cycling enthusiasts to recycle their old inner tubes. Performance
Bicycle is the largest multi-channel specialty bike retailer in the
U.S., with 86 stores nationwide.
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"By collecting and recycling used inner tubes, Liberty Tire Recycling
and Performance Bicycle are providing cyclists with an opportunity to
prevent the tubes from ending up in a landfill," said Jeff Kendall, CEO
of Liberty Tire. "The tubes we collect and recycle will be transformed
into innovative, eco-friendly products that make people's lives better
and safer -- everything from rubberized asphalt for highways to rubber
mulch for playgrounds and parks."
This spring, the "Bike Tube Blow-Out" event will run during the grand
opening of 12 Performance Bicycle locations across the country.
Customers who bring an old inner tube to the event will receive a $5
gift card, up to three per customer.
"We estimate that a major city can generate several tons of used
rubber just from blown out bicycle inner tubes, which usually end up in
landfills," said Jim Thompson, CEO of Performance Inc. "Our aim is to
make bike inner tubes a proven reusable resource for playgrounds,
manufacturing, and other applications."
Liberty Tire and Performance Bicycle will hold "Bike Tube Blow-Out"
collections at the following locations. For information about dates,
please visit www.performancebicycle.com, or Twitter (@Performance_Inc)
-- Allentown, PA -- Raleigh, NC
-- Columbia, MD -- Santa Monica, CA
-- Indianapolis, IN -- Santa Rosa, CA
-- Lombard, IL -- Tualatin, OR
-- Oxnard, CA -- Tukwila, WA
-- Pittsburgh, PA -- Woodland Hills, CA
Liberty Tire Recycling reclaims more than 100 million tires each year
at 26 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, creating about 1.5
billion pounds of recycled rubber for smart, sustainable products. For
more information about Liberty Tire Recycling, visit
About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling
services in North America. By recycling more than 100 million tires
annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for
innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by
Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded
products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power
plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The
company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants, and
comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling
is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit
About Performance Bicycle
Performance Bicycle is the number one multi-channel bike specialty
retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Performance
Inc. Performance provides a multi-channel cycling retail experience
that spans catalogs, a Web site, and 86 nationwide stores that cater to
both avid biking enthusiasts and recreational riders. Performance Inc.
is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Connecticut.
For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit
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