Kuwait 's Green Rubber Recycling

Kuwait Green Rubber

Tyres remain an ongoing issue in Kuwait, but Green Rubber Recycling is dedicated to clearing the country’s waste tyres.

Kuwait’s Green Rubber Tackles Salmi Tyre Dump

Green Rubber Recycling works to deal with Kuwait’s Salmi tyre dump, which is a constant source of fires and pollution in the country

Green Rubber Recycling company was established in 2013 to create a range of products from recycled tyres.

One of the key products manufactured at the Amghara facility, some 30 miles from Kuwait City are rubber pavers and flooring materials.

“We supply not only the local market but also international markets such as Europe and India,” said Rajiv Sharma, who is the company’s business development manager.

“We segregate the components before finally granulating the rubber. The steel we collect is taken by a steel factory in Kuwait; the textile is stored for termination. The crumb rubber from recycling just one truck tyre weighing about 50kg can be converted into one sqm of safety tile with a thickness of 40 mm,” Sharma explained.

More than one billion waste tyres are generated across the planet annually and it is estimated that four billion still exist in landfills and stockpiles. These monumental accumulations of un-recycled, non-biodegradable tyres are not only increasingly and becoming global environmental concern but also pose a grave danger due to their high flammability grade.

Source: Kuwait Times

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.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

 

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