End of Kuwaiti Tyre Dump

Kuwait Tyre Dump

Since November 2020, the Kuwaiti Environment Public Authority (EPA) has made extensive efforts to end the more than 30-year-old crisis of indiscriminately storing old vehicles tyres in the desert of Kuwait, particularly in the Jahra governorate. The more than 52 million tyres are the most prominent obstacle to a huge housing project which the state seeks to implement in the suburb of southern Saad Al- Abdullah.

Kuwait Attempts to Deal with Tyre Dump

Since November 2020, the Kuwaiti Environment Public Authority (EPA) has made extensive efforts to end the more than 30-year-old crisis of indiscriminately storing old vehicles tyres in the desert of Kuwait, particularly in the Jahra governorate. The more than 52 million tyres are the most prominent obstacle to a huge housing project which the state seeks to implement in the suburb of southern Saad Al- Abdullah.

Only eight months after the EPA received alternative land in Salmi to transfer these tyres nearer to the tyre recycling factories, the EPA was able, according to an official in the authority, to remove 95% of the tyres, which were considered a major obstacle to starting the housing project.

One EPA official said that a large volume of tyres had been transferred to alternative lands in Salmi according in line with the environmental and other requirements of the Directorate-General of the Fire Department, to protect the environment and benefit from these tyres in the future in recycling operations. He expected the process of transferring tyres and handing over the site to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) to be completed within days. The scheduled handing over of the land to PAHW is believed to be August 2021. The official confirmed that the authority, since the beginning of the transfer of tyres and the handover of land in November 2020, has worked on studying advanced initiatives to deal with the accumulated tyres, in addition to establish other factories. He says four additional tyre recycling plants are expected to be established in Salmi.

Source: Al-Qabas/ Arab 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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