rubberized asphalt, as well as a pilot project involving pyrolysis (See Appendix E).
Due to the stringent emissions regulations any form of disposal involving the
combustion of tyre rubber cannot be implemented in Hong Kong.
Recycled Rubber Products
A company based in Hong Kong, Jets Technics, has developed particularly
innovative ways to recycle tyres to create useful products. During a tour of Jets
Technics, John So informed us that by using custom designed machinery protected by
intellectual property rights they can shred tyres economically and produce a variety of
shreds (See Appendix H). By combining these shreds with polymers and pressing or
heating them they can create products such as factory floor coatings, athletic surfaces,
rubber bricks, racing tracks for horses, and tiles for playgrounds (See Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Examples of Jets Technics products created from recycled tyres. A horse racing track can be seen in (a), a park path in (b), (c) is a playground, commonly seen in Hong Kong, and (d) is an example of an athletic surface. Photos courtesy of John So (Jets Technics).