Process Documentary: Where Tires Come From

November 23rd, 2006

An animated documentary film following the entire process of manufacturing an automobile tire – beginning with the raw materials and calculating every bit of energy used along the way.

This sketch focuses on the oil used (and exaust/pollutants) during different steps in the process.  A real map of energy and waste produced for a tire would be vastly more complicated.  For example: what about all of the oil used for electricity and fuel to manufacture each of the machines used along the way?  And the energy used in making the macines that made the machines?