Rubber is a natural resource, and one of the world’s most precious commodities. India is currently ranked sixth in terms of area of rubber cultivation in the world, first in productivity, second in consumption, and fourth in production. With these facts and figures India is a world leading producer of rubber, but it’s not enough. With more technology, more rubber than ever is being used, and the demand is growing. A great way to make the most out of rubber is to have it recycled and made into bulk rubber mulch, but for now officials are looking for ways to manufacture more rubber.
The Daily News reports that the Rubber Board and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are conducting satellite imagery surveys to discover potential areas of natural rubber cultivation in India.
“The year-long satellite-based imagery study being conducted jointly by the Rubber Board, ISRO and RRII (Rubber Research Institute of India), a wing of the Rubber Board, is firstly being done in Tripura,” additional rubber production commissioner K.G. Mohanan told reporters. “After getting the outcome of the survey, expected to be known in two months, the satellite imagery survey would be conducted in other parts of India to learn the prospective area of natural rubber cultivation.”
The Rubber Board has been working to boost rubber cultivation in non-traditional areas of India by providing subsidies, and through other incentive programs, such as the satellite survey program that is now being launched. This programs is an excellent example of how new technology can help boost economies internationally. The hope is that the sophisticated satellite images will make it economical and less time consuming to find more areas that are fertile for rubber trees.
The rubber industry is a main source of income in India, and as a result the rubber mulch industry is flourishing. Made from recycled rubber, wholesale rubber mulch is sold in huge quantities to be used in playgrounds, horse arenas, shooting ranges, and for other uses.
As a retailer of rubber mulch, Rubberecycle urges consumers to recycle rubber. Recycling rubber helps save the environment and the economy by helping to boost the rubber mulch industry. With today’s global interdependence all industries are interconnected, and with a boom in rubber and wholesale rubber mulch many other industries enjoy the benefits.
The production of rubber mulch is impacted from both sides – the amount of rubber produced in India, and the amount of old rubber products that are recycled here in the United States. By recycling rubber consumers are doing more than saving the environment, they’re also helping the economy.