In these environmentally conscious times tyre manufacturers are constantly looking for ecologically sound ways to dispose of tyre waste. Michelin Tyres have come up with an interesting, and ingenious, solution to the problem.
The company has signed a deal with a Nottinghamshire recycling firm, Charles Lawrence International, who have agreed to take in excess of 6,000 tonnes of truck tyres per annum. The tyres will be used to produce playgrounds and sports surfaces for schools and leisure centres.
Two hundred tonnes of tyres will be transported from Michelin?s plants in Ballymena and Dundee to the recycling works in Newark every week, and Charles Lawrence?s managing director Roger Hicks is confident that the quantity will grow over the coming years.
This deal is mutually beneficial and will help the environment as well as the schools and leisure centres and go some way to solving a major headache for Michelin.