Date: 7 days ago   Category: Auto

Within the Nokian Eco Challenge project more than 225 tons of tires are utilized already


The Nokian Tyres company summed up the first results of the ecological initiative "Nokian Eco Challenge: Russia without tire dumps". In total as a result of the first stage of the full-scale federal project on elimination of dumps of car tires more than 225 tons of old ownerless car tires were taken out and utilized.

Within a month from start of the project the Nokian Tyres company and the operator of the project Fund of rational environmental management received a number of messages about unauthorized places, on each of which more than 10 tons of old tires accumulated. Information on illegal dumps arrived from not indifferent citizens, activists and the regional authorities. For elimination within the first stage of the project three unauthorized dumps of tires in St. Petersburg, Naberezhnye Chelny and Krasnodar were chosen.

During the period from December, 2018 to January, 2019 was taken out and utilized 57.8 tons of old tires, in February - 141.36 tons and since the beginning of the current month - 26 more tons. Scrap tires are directed to processing enterprises to Stavropol Krai and the Rostov region, to the Tyulyachinsky district of Tatarstan and Neftekamsk in Bashkiria.

"From the moment of start of the Nokian Eco Challenge project passed only three months, the initiative of our company received a huge response, first of all, from citizens, - the CEO of Nokian Tyres Russia Andrey Pantyukhov tells. - As a result of joint efforts the volume of illegal dumps of tires decreased already more than by 225 tons. All assembled tires go to the specialized enterprises for processing where find the second life. For example, become a rubber crumb for coverings of sports grounds or are a part of roofing materials".

the Nokian Eco Challenge Project is an ecological initiative of Nokian Tyres and exists over the main obligations of the company for performance of Expanded Liability of the producer.

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