Abu Dhabi sets a precedent in recycling of old tyres

Abu Dhabi sets a precedent in recycling of old tyres

Abu Dhabi has yet again proved that when it comes to setting positive precedents, there is no other city that can do it better. During the first eight months of 2018, around 7000 tonnes of old vehicle tyres were recycled in the capital city.

The recycling process involved a complicated procedure that relied on the cutting, shredding and purification of a whopping 420,000 tyres after which they were converted into crumb rubber, a usable compound. This compund can be utilised as flooring in playgrounds and sports facilities and provides better traction.

The recycling was done by Tadweer, an Abu Dhabi-based Waste Management Centre at its Gulf Rubber Factory. The company has an ambitious goal of recycling 75 per cent of waste by the year 2021.