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Figure 1 – The tyre manufacturing process (Energy Manager Training, 2004)........14 Figure 2 - Cross section diagram of a standard vehicle tyre (Energy Manager

Training, 2004)......................................................................................15 Figure 3 - Whole tyre shredding teeth on the left, and the rotating magnetic drum for

separation of metal wires on the right 18 . ................................................... Figure 4 - Uses of recycled tyres in the United States for 2003. This graph is compiled from statistics found at the following source: (Environmental Protection Agency, 2007). .....................................................................24

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- A breakdown of all registered vehicles in Hong Kong, showing cars to be

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the most substantial percentage of registered motor vehicles (Hong Kong Transport Department, 2006).................................................................33 - Use of different kinds vehicles through observation of various major

roads in Hong Kong (See Appendix CCC).............................................34 Figure 7 - Waste tyres and other trash seen under a bridge in Sham Shui Po, Hong

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Kong. ....................................................................................................35 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)...............................36 A tyre reef unit prior to submersion, showing the nylon straps and base. Photo courtesy of Eric Yau (See Appendix I). .......................................38

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    A submerged tyre reef showing considerable growth. ............................39

Figure 11 - A rubberized asphalt road being constructed at the Hong Kong Eco-Park (also currently under construction).........................................................40

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