Nigeria: producers encouraged to use tyres as raw material

Nigeria: producers encouraged to use tyres as raw material

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approached local cement producers, encouraging them to use tyres as a raw material for firing kilns.

Acting Director General of SON, Dr Paul Angya, said, “We are looking for environmentally-friendly ways of disposing seized tyres. That is why we are talking to cement companies and another company in Kwara state that said they can use tyres as raw materials to produce some other products.”

SON was previously paying waste management organisations to dispose of harmful waste products, such as electrical cables and tyres but faced backlash from the Environmental Protection Agency over the smoke that was generated in the destruction process.