New recycling facility set up in Auckland to process used tire waste
Category: #world  By Saif Ali Bepari  Date: 2018-05-20
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New recycling facility set up in Auckland to process used tire waste

A new tire waste recycling facility has been apparently unveiled at New Zealand’s largest and the most populous city, Auckland. As per reliable sources, approximately sixty thousand tons of used tire waste is generated in the nation and the newly launched facility would process half of the waste and turn it into a fuel source.

Sources familiar with the development claim that the tire derived fuel, popularly known as TDF, would be created by New Zealand’s leading waste recycling company, Waste Management Limited, and would be dispatched to its associate firm in India. Moreover, it has been reported that measures would be taken in New Zealand to use TDF in a cement production factory within the next two years.

As per trusted sources, around three million car tires are likely to be processed on an annual basis at Auckland’s latest recycling facility. Apparently, these tires would be shredded in a purpose-built machine and further crashed into 15-millimeter chips that can be used as a source of fuel.

Speaking on the inauguration of the latest facility, Managing Director of Waste Management, Tom Nickels was quoted stating that one of the most commendable applications of a used tire is to deploy it as a fuel in cement manufacturing in addition to utilizing it as an energy source for other businesses as well.

He further stated that not all tires are suitable to be recycled as some tires are typically used for specialist vehicles, tractors, and off-road vehicles, therefore, the only solution to dispose of such solid rubber tires is to dump them into landfills.

Waste Management has reportedly released a statement in which the firm has noted that even after the facility has been operating seamlessly, close to 2 percent of the tires are still required to be dumped into landfills. Reportedly, the firm had to send back four truckloads of tires to landfills as they were either large off-road tires or too contaminated to be processed.



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