Tyres from military vehicles in the Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, will shortly be recycled in a partnership agreed with the Western Military Command and the city of Campo Grande.
Move to Avoid Illegal Dumping by Army
The Brazilian military are forbidden from selling, trading or otherwise commercially disposing of tyres and equipment. So disposing of waste tyres is a problem for the army.
This new agreement provides that the tyres will be passed on to the municipality and then taken to recycling by Ecopneus, a local company, where they are transformed into other materials. “We in the Army cannot sell or trade to dispose of the tyres of our vehicles. So we came here to talk to the mayor, Alcides Bernal, to create a mutual cooperation agreement to allow for ecological disposal,” explains Colonel José Roberto Melo Queiroz.
“We want to prevent Campo Grande from suffering a new dengue epidemic, and we are working to prevent that with the Brazilian Army, doing what is best for our capital,” said the mayor Alcides Bernal.