Ecopneus has chosen to support Festambiente, one of the major European events dedicated to ecology and solidarity, this year in its XXVI edition, and to decorate the event spaces with objects made of rubber recycled from End-Of-Life tyres (ELT).

Starting this year the over 80,000 visitors who participate in the Festival annually will be able to participate, thanks to Ecopneus, in a real green economy experience for the benefit of the environment in which we live.

The proper recycling of ELT, in fact, supplies the industrial system, creates jobs, eliminates pockets of illegality and promotes the creation of high-quality and environmentally sustainable products.

The rubber from which a common tyre is made is a high technology material with excellent technical-physical characteristics: it has a great capacity for shock absorption and deformation without breaking, and is also resistant to weather.

Also because of these characteristics, starting this year many of the Festival’s spaces will host products made of rubber recycled from ELT. The Relaxation Area dedicated to families will be set up with safety flooring, benches and seats.

A multipurpose playing field made of synthetic grass and a puzzle of tiles made of recycled rubber will await boys and girls in the area dedicated to children, where they can play as part of the activities of the Legambiente educators.

In the Sustainable Living area, a soft walkway made of rubber from ELT recycling will lead visitors to the Ecological House, a prototype of an environmentally sustainable home that is completely self-sufficient from an energy point of view.

At Festambiente there is also a bike path made of recycled rubber, as well as many other everyday objects such as chairs, benches, planters and bicycle racks.

Many products can be made with ELT rubber, and many of these can be found in the Ecopneus rubber product catalogue, which is available for free and without commercial purposes from the Ecopneus site, from which it is also possible to directly contact the companies that produce them.