Reinventing the wheel: inside the Al Ain factory recycling 24,000 tonnes of tyres a year

SourceThe National
SectorIndustrial
CountryUAE

Abu Dhabi is delivering a boost to the environment thanks to a major drive to recycle thousands of tonnes of used tyres every year. At the Gulf Rubber Factory - operated by Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) - old tyres are transformed into everything from shooting range tiles, sound isolators and even comfortable flooring for animals. Most importantly, they are not dumped at landfill sites under the eco-friendly initiative. The Al Ain plant, which opened in 2012, operates for 24 hours over six days of the week and has the capacity to process up to 2,000 tonnes of tyres per month.

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