Jogging track at Al Majaz Park in Sharjjah
made from 100 per cent recycled tyres by Bee'ah
Bee’ah uses green tech to recycle 3m tyres
Sharjah, August 3, 2014
Bee’ah, a top environmental and waste management company uses an eco-friendly cryogenic process to recycle about three million used tyres a year and convert them into crumb rubber suitable for different applications and flooring products.
By recycling millions of pounds of scrap tyres annually, Bee’ah is also helping to save millions in raw material costs and keep scrap tyres out of landfills, said Khaled Al Huraimel, group chief executive officer, Bee’ah.
“The provision of these environmental products is part and parcel of Bee’ah’s mission to promote sustainable practises in Sharjah and reconcile global eco-standards with local environmental needs. After all, discarded and scrap tyres consume valuable land space, act as a fire hazard, and, when included with garbage, provide a habitat for mosquitoes, rats and other vermin.
“In line with our vision to provide practical solutions to future energy challenges, the rubber tiles produced by Bee’ah are made entirely of sustainable materials recycled by our Tyre Recycling Facility,” he added.
“By converting all types of waste tyres into reusable products, Bee’ah is further cementing its commitment to achieving zero-waste to landfill in Sharjah – an objective which will catapult the emirate into the Environmental Capital of the Middle East and make it the first Arab city ever to divert 100per cent of its waste from landfill.”
Fahad Shehail, chief operations officer, Bee’ah, said: “At Bee’ah, we have long relied on global environmental best practises and innovative waste management options to address rising eco-issues caused by landfills. That is precisely why our tyre recycling plant features cryogenic equipment – a truly ground-breaking technology – designed to turn used, worn out tyres into a valuable product that can be re-used as part of our economy and positively serve the community.”
The cryogenic process – which, on average, lasts a total of 40 minutes – uses liquid nitrogen to flash freeze the tyres at minus 196 degrees Celsius. From there, they become brittle and are broken down like glass, by cracker mills, into crumb granules varying between 0.6mm to 4 mm in size.
Mega tyres used in industrial and construction vehicles can also be processed at Bee’ah’s Tyre Recycling Facility by employing an Oversize Tyre Reduction system (OTR) which breaks them down so that they can be fed into the shredder, explained Al Huraimel.
Steel-belt radial tyres have the steel threads removed and sold as recycled material; the tyres, on the other hand, go through the regular breakdown process. – TradeArabia News Service