Rally ace drives recycling firm forward

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A RALLY star has swapped ‘burning rubber’ for a greener solution – turning his car tyres into chippings for playgrounds and gardens.

Marty McCormack is lending his support to Re-Bound, which recycles old car tyres to create environmentally-friendly garden and playground products.

Marty, who was the 2009 British Junior Rally Champion, said: “Re-Bound offers a great solution to the problems that surround how to dispose of used car tyres.

“It’s great to think the tyres that my team use on the car will end up being used to help make a safe play area in a school or nursery.”

Re-Bound became the largest manufacturer and supplier of recycled rubber garden products in the UK after it was formed following a multi-million pound deal earlier this year.

The firm specialises in creating rubber chippings that can be used as an eco-friendly alternative to bark on play areas, as well mulch that is ideal for creating attractive borders and pathways in gardens.

Marty, who is 24 and from Draperstown, Northern Ireland, added: “I’m delighted to show my support to Re-Bound.  Its products can have a major impact in reducing the impact car tyres have on the environment.

“There is always the danger that tyres can end up in illegal landfills or being burnt so it’s fantastic to see a company offering a pro-active solution on how to dispose of them.”

Re-Bound will be sponsoring Marty’s Citroen C2 R2 Max car for the French 2010 Citroen Racing Trophy – a competition Marty won in Ireland in 2008 and GB in 2009.

Re-Bound Director Bob Jones said: “You don’t always associate rally driving with recycling and being environmentally friendly, so it’s great that we have been able to bring them together.

“Marty is a fantastic driver and we are sure he is going to continue his success in 2010.”

Re-Bound is available to garden centre retailers, high street chains and for private and public sector contracts.

For stockist details/trade enquiries, or to order Re-Bound – please call 0845 5193294, visit www.re-bound.co.uk or email info@re-bound.co.uk.

For more information on Marty McCormack visit www.martymccormack.com