A Recycling Plant That’s First of Its Kind

Western Australia will be welcoming a new recycling plant soon. This is said to be the first of its kind in the world, a recycling plant for oversized tires.

The recycling plant will be a collaboration of the Tytec Group and Green Distillation Technologies. There is still not information as to how big the recycling plant will be, but whoever will be providing the rubber granulators for the recycling plant should be making some profit out from the deal.

What will classify as oversized tires? Those with rim sizes of 25 to 63 inches will be accepted by the plant. Oversized tires as said to weigh up to four tons and could reach a diameter of four meters. Officials say that the plant will be using a ‘destructive distillation’ process in converting the oversized tires.

With the plant in place, Australia may have to say goodbye to the old process of getting rid of tires, which is burying these in dumping areas. Stats show that there are about 155,000 tons of tires that reach end-of-life in Australia every single year. According to Tytec Recycling Chairman Brett Fennell, the environment will be benefiting from the plant, helping turn tires into reusable energy instead of these going to waste.

Just like the plant in Australia, Arizona may need the services of rubber granulators providers soon. Gov. Doug Ducey just signed a bill which prohibits the resale of waste tires. The bill was signed after observation that some sell waste tires as ‘used tires.’ The House Bill 2399 defined waste tire as those that already have visible damage like cutting, bubbling, chunking, separation, or cracking. Even those that with puncture repairs of 1/4 inch will also be classified as waste tires.

With the new bill, people could expect to see a rise in tire waste. Recycling plants may have their hands full processing these in rubber granulators. The city should encourage the waste tire owners to deposit these in reputable recycling plants where they can be converted into reusable energy.

The Arizona House Bill 2399 was authored by Myles P. Hassett, an attorney in Phoenix. He became interested in the subject after his father, daughter, and two friends died in a tire-related incident in 2010.

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