Green Tech Drive-thru

Principal Researchers: Maslin Mellick & Olivia Collier Faculty Advisor: Julee Herdt

Around 290 million tires are discarded in the U.S. every year; of these, only a fraction are recycled – a toxic process that causes health risks. Most discarded tires end up in landfills and take thousands of years to decompose due to their complex ingredients designed for durability. This project envisions a facility for removing, devulcanizing and repurposing the rubber from the world's largest discarded tire monofill (north of Denver) into a new building material.

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Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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