8000 Tyres Collected in Brazil’s Alagoas

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.

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).

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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