Reclaimed rubber, also known as recycled rubber, is rubber made from recycled material. It is usually made from scrapped tires, which are shredded and then processed to produce rubber granules. This rubber can then be used in the production of a variety of rubber products. Reclaimed rubber is used in rubber products that require good elasticity and resilience. It is also used to make hoses, rubber bands, conveyor belts, shoe soles and other rubber products. In some cases, it is used in the production of tires. Reclaimed rubber is a cost–effective and environmentally friendly alternative to virgin rubber.