Brazilian Tyre Recycling Sector a Qualified Success

Tyres

The Ibama tyre report in Brazil, suggests that tyre recycling in the country may be as high as 98 per cent. This is partly due to the anti-Dengue campaign that has alerted people to the risks of leaving tyres lying around to act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes, according to the report. It claims that the tyre recycling rate is higher than that of aluminium.

Tyre Recycling Sector Proves a Success in Brazil

According to Mr. Milton Favaro Junior, President of ABIDIP, Brazilian Association of Importers and Distributors of Tires, in practice, the data of 98% up to 100% contained in the IBAMA report does not reflect reality.

"If this were so , why are there are authorities in search of a solution for waste tyres discarded in the wrong way, or dumped on land, or worse, stacked in places called called Ecopoints without any recollection or referral? There have been more than three fires in dumps this year alone", reports the executive.

In conclusion, Mr. Milton Favaro Junior said, "Conama Resolution 416 of 2009 was one step to end the problems of waste tyres in Brazil. Some may say, and even demonstrate, that there has been great progress in the issue of waste tyres, recycling and the reverse logistics industry. For sure, it has actually happened, but when the house is extremely dirty, any cleaning makes a big difference. What we need now is to fine-tune the details, to make a leap to a more transparent and efficient level. "

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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