In a joint campaign run by the Secretary of State for the Environment and Water Resources (Semarh), in partnership with the Department of Health (Sesau), Civilian Office and State Civil Defense some 8000 tyres were recovered from the seven local municipalities of Agreste.
Significant Tyre Haul Recovered at Agreste
According to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Alexander Ayres, the goal is to turn the tyre collection project into a routine practice in Alagoas. “It is a great incentive towards sustainability and the protection of public health in Alagoas, combating the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya.” He said.
All the tyres collected will now be sent for recycling or incineration by Reciclanip in São Paulo, a partner of the Ministry of Environment (MMA).