Apasco and the town of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas state, Mexico, have agreed to shred over 400,000 waste tyres in an initiative that is designed to improve the local environment and provide Apasco with alternative fuel to fire its kilns.
A US$1m shredder will crush 1000-1500 tyres per day rather than leave them in stockpiles or as waste along the streets of the city. The move will help to prevent outbreaks of diseases such as dengue as well as prevent unlawful and polluting incineration.
Ameneiro Aguilar, Apasco legal representative, says the company’s commitment to cooperate with the destruction and disposal of these tyres is an important issue.
"This is the culminating moment of the work done by town councillor Sergio Martinez, who visited our plant in Ramos Arispe and saw that it is an environmentally safe disposal of waste, the benefits of co-processing and other processes of creating cement. "