I guess most of us think tires, or the rubber actually, are made mostly of oil products. Well I am somewhat happy to share that not a small part of it is made from natural rubber (that is sapped from rubber trees, like maple is sapped from maple trees).
It turns out that the two rubbers complete each other as the natural one has better durability and friction to it and the synthetic one gives less drag and rolling resistance (to name a few characters). Not to mention off-course the difference in material prices.
And so, even this high-tech, High power, big money industry still relies on nature that outperform us, even with all of our might and human knowledge.
Short and sweet 🙂