Recycling scrap tires: Zero waste in the automotive industry
The automotive industry generates a lot of waste in the production of cars and trucks, so it is necessary to create a plan to reduce the waste generated by companies and reduce the huge amounts of garbage that reach landfills daily, as well as start to create awareness for recycling scrap tires.
The power to recycle the garbage produced in manufacturing can benefit the planet in reducing the CO2 emissions of each company, in addition to generating awareness among all the people involved in the factory about the importance of starting to recycle at work and at home.
Currently, there are organizations such as the Zero Waste International Alliance that is in charge of promoting positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and also wants to raise awareness of the social and economic benefits that can be gained, when recycling scrap tires or any other waste, such as employment and business opportunities.
If you want to become zero waste, first you have to define what zero waste is and know the different organizations that can help meet your recycling objectives.
There are car companies that have already started taking actions to reduce their carbon footprint in the world and have shared some of the steps they had to take to achieve it satisfactorily. The first step that they recommended is to measure how much waste is generated in the manufacturing process, as well as in daily activities. This way you will know what the garbage is, how much of that garbage can be recycled and how to do it. The most important thing is to create goals and measurement systems.
In addition, we must prioritize what activities we are going to focus on in order to reduce garbage; This means that you must analyze what type of waste can be used in another process, how to recycle the waste in the same facilities or turn it into energy. Probably, one of the biggest problems is to generate awareness in the population about the problem of pollution and global warming. For this reason, each company must create a culture of sustainability for all to work together to separate waste, find new ways to use waste and achieve the goal of zero waste. If people are not committed to becoming zero waste, all efforts will not work since everyone’s cooperation is needed to achieve it.
Creating a zero waste culture goes beyond a company. The ideal is to create partnerships with suppliers and customers. If the entire production chain is committed to recycling, more and better uses for waste can be found, as well as having a greater impact on society. This is a process of continuous improvement, it never ends, because trash is always generated and processes can be created to reduce and reuse this waste. Also, sharing experiences and uses of waste can help more companies join the movement, use waste from other industries and so each link will take an important role that will help us maintain our ecosystem.
Like any other metric in the company, companies must establish objectives to achieve a zero waste; enterprises cannot create zero garbage from one day to another, but little by little companies can work to reduce waste until they reach the minimum. Some of the benefits of recycling are that you can save money by using waste for energy. A great example is what is done to recycling scrap tires that can be used as energy, filling for civil engineering, highways, playgrounds, landscaping, gardening, among thousands of uses that can be given to tires.
Another benefit is that the CO2 of our planet will be reduced, which will reduce the greenhouse effect and the global overheating that we are already living with climate change and extinction of several species in the world. In addition, reducing the landfills will allow us to maintain our ecosystem without damaging the soil and subsoil with so many wastes that are produced; the risks such as pests, insects and rodents that exist in the landfills will be eliminated, harming thousands of people. In addition, the risk of burning and generating even more pollution is avoided.
The tires have a very large environmental impact, there are large tire deposits around the world that are a danger to all living beings. A tire takes hundreds of years to degrade and while doing so generates gases that contaminate the subsoil, there is also a risk that they burn and generate more pollution causing diseases, as well as more CO2.
For this reason, it is vital that the production of tires and automobile plants manage to recycle as much waste as possible, decreasing the carbon footprint. These industries can complement each other, creating partnerships and agreements between recycling plants, production lines and customers so that the carbon footprint can be reduced and a significant change achieved. One example is that if you use products such as recycling scrap tires for the production of a new tire you can use 5 liters of oil and not the 35 liters that are normally used; which means a saving of non-renewable resources as well as less CO2 emissions.
At Globarkettire, our commitment is recycling scrap tires, finding new uses for these materials, promoting them in different industries so that recycling becomes a way of life in our society. By not doing so we run the risk that the world is no longer as we know it, and causing the extinction of plants, animals and our own species.