Argentinian Commune of Franck establishes a tyre collection service
In order to reduce the environmental and health impact generated by End-of-life-tyres as solid waste, from the Environmental Management Directorate of the Municipality of Franck (FIMA), progress was made with the negotiations to achieve the recycling of ELT.
The administration has developed links with Worms Argentina who are dedicated to the processing of tyres for the production of raw materials that will be used in the development of new products such as granulated rubber, steel, textiles, floors, tiles, posts, cords, speed bumps and drainage, among other outlets.
In the F.I.M.A environmental complex, which will function as a Temporary Collection Centre, the ELT will be stored according to the brand and type of each unit, for which software will be implemented to ensure the traceability of the waste.
They will then be collected by Worms Argentina, according to their environmental conditions, dangerous characteristics, risk or potential harmful effect on the environment.
As expressed by the municipality president, “this is one more environmental policy that we have implemented from the Commune, which will allow us to considerably reduce the environmental impact generated by the disposal of tyre waste in landfills or in the open air, which has become one of the most serious environmental problems worldwide. We will also be promoting the generation of new products through different recycling processes.”
It should be noted that the Commune carries out differentiated household waste collection every day of the week, determining Wednesdays for the collection of ELT, and that, in addition, in a transitory collection centre (F.I.M.A.) it will be able to store ELT generated locally, for which the corresponding final disposal certificates will be issued.
Source: Mirador Provincial